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Author: Ken Brumberger

Will inconsistent goalie interference rulings decide Stanley Cup?

InGoal Magazine’s final deep dive on goalie interference examines the ruling that hurt the Edmonton Oilers, and looks at ways to address the problem … The Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne are on to the Stanley Cup Final after dropping the Anaheim Ducks in 6 games. Luckily, the Western Conference Final didn’t come down to something like this. http://ingoalmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeslerFull.mp4   Edmonton fans – and players for that matter – are still not happy about Rickard Rakell’s goal with 15 seconds remaining in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal.  The goal, which was upheld after a brief end-game league-mandated review, completed...

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Vague goalie interference interpretations plague playoffs

This just in: NHL goaltender interference rulings can be complicated. In addition to the Nashville Predators’ goal on Corey Crawford in the first round that we’ve already reviewed, the early rounds of this year’s playoffs have provided ample opportunities for a deep dive into the details of Rule 69 and its variations. Lets begin with the easiest ones. Second Round: Edmonton vs Anaheim, Game 2, April 28, Honda Center http://ingoalmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LetestuGibsonFull.mp4 The Oilers’ Mark Letestu (55) clearly engages Anaheim defenseman Brandon Montour (71) in the slot, then leverages his position to push Montour onto Ducks’ goaltender John Gibson in his crease. Adam Larsson’s shot from...

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Jake Allen’s rotation adjustment under Martin Brodeur

Coming into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, most of the NHL fan base wasn’t sure what to expect from Jake Allen of the St. Louis Blues. Just before Ken Hitchcock was relieved of his duties as head coach, Allen had fallen so far in his eyes that he was scratched from the lineup. Enter Mike Yeo, a return to a zone-based defensive system, and whatever influence the great Martin Brodeur was able to exert, and Allen powered through the end of the season looking like the number 1 goalie he was projected to be. The Western Conference First Round was Jake...

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