Brad Marchand’s game-deciding penalty shot on Monday night time is the stuff of infamy.
Marchand was trying to maintain the Bruins alive in opposition to the Flyers when he skated as much as the puck, nudged it two inches and abruptly realized (together with everybody else) what occurred. It’s simply considered one of the most embarrassing penalty whiffs I’ve ever seen, and the indignity of by no means ever getting it close to the keeper.
How does this occur? Well, it’s merely the guidelines of a penalty shot. The skater must maintain the puck in ahead movement after they contact it. Once it’s shot the play is dominated full. So, when Marchand nudged the puck and it got here to relaxation a few inches previous the place he skated he now not was transferring it ahead, counting the nudge as the shot and inflicting referees to blow the whistle.
The agony is beautiful.