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Video: Sharks benefit from delay of game penalty

May 18, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

The San Jose Sharks lost Game 2 by allowing two straight goals after Marc-Edouard Vlasic‘s polarizing delay of game penalty gave the Los Angeles Kings a 5-on-3 power play.

They can’t say that the controversial rule has been nothing but bad news for them, however, as they seized an early lead in Game 3 on Saturday by scoring a power-play goal of their own after Jake Muzzin was whistled for the same infraction:

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The NBC SN telecast points out that teams have scored on 20 percent of the power plays they’ve received thanks to this type of penalty.

  1. rharbs66 - May 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    this is not a new rule. but its good that it takes guess work away from officials. no need to guess if it was intentional

  2. Stiller43 - May 18, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    I like the rule. Not all penalties are intentional, and neither is this… It takes out any guess work besides the rare “it may have been tipped” dilemma. If you dont want to do it by accident, dont try to go high off the glass to clear!!

  3. stachowiakjp - May 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Yeah this rule is awesome. I love penalties that causes offense.

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