Mar 4, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks extended their points streak to 22 games with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, but that might not have been the case if it wasn’t for the delay of game penalty.
That’s not to take anything away from Chicago’s success or recent victory, the automatic two-minute minor for a delay of game is nothing new and Chicago forward Patrick Kane simply capitalized on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson‘s mistake.
Still, should the NHL re-evaluate the delay of game penalty? On the one hand, it leads to more offensive opportunities at a time when scoring has been slowly declining for years. On top of that, taking away the penalty might hurt the flow of play.
At the same time, a lot of the players shooting the puck over the glass are doing so unintentionally.
You can find out where Mike Milbury and Keith Jones stand on that issue below:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
- NHL, Coyotes deny report that team is moving to Vegas 23
- Report: Richards’ border incident involved oxycodone 46
- Trade: Bieksa headed to California — but it’s Anaheim, not San Jose 20
- Trade: Jackets land Saad, Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago 85
- Hamilton signs six-year deal with Flames 18
- Sharks get Jones from Bruins for first-round pick and unsigned prospect 42
- Hurricanes to buy out Semin 15
- Bruins are talking to teams about Savard, but not Rask 13
- Report: Richards part of police investigation 47
- UFA of the Day: Mike Green 5
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad, Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (87)
- Trade: Flames land Dougie Hamilton for package of picks (75)
- Trade: Busy Bruins send Lucic to Kings (66)