That Hockey Fans is the Official NHL breakdown of what the Penalty Shot is. How is everyone? And happy Wednesday!
Rexall Place was on their feet Monday night when Taylor Hall was given a penalty shot after being taken down by Tampa Bay Lightning Matthew Carle. Hall scored so let's breakdown the penalty shot!
Here is what happens once a referee gives the green light for a penalty shot:
1) An announcement will be made over the loud speaker saying which player is taking the shot. For the most part the player who's scoring chance was taken away, will shoot.
2) The puck is placed at centre ice and the player will wait for the whistle from the referee and then he is allowed to begin.
3) The puck must be kept in forward motion the entire time. Once the player has shot the puck the penalty shot will be complete. If at any time the puck stops moving the penalty shot will be deemed complete.
4) No goal can be scored on a rebound. The Puck can bounce off the goalie, post, or crossbar however.
1) Spin-o-ramas are no longer allowed.
2) Only a goaltender may guard the goal
3) Goaltender must stay in his crease until the player has touched the puck
4) While the penalty shot is being taken, players from both teams must skate to the front of their benches and clear the ice. Only the goaltender and player are left on the ice.
Who takes the penalty shot:
1) The player who the penalty was committed against takes the shot and the referee makes that call.
2) If the player taking the penalty shot cannot shoot because of an injury the captain of the team taking the shot will pick a replacement player chosen from players on the ice when the penalty happened.
3) If for whatever reason the player awarded the penalty shot was also given a penalty, he will take his shot and directly head to the sin bin (penalty box)
4) The loop hole in rule 3 is that if the player taking the penalty shot was given a game misconduct or match penalty then he is not allowed to take the penalty shot and again the captain will select a player to shoot based on who was on the ice when the penalty occurred.
Below I have uploaded a few other penalty shots taken over the year in the NHL
1st Henrik Sedin and Martin Brodeur
2nd Former Anaheim Duck Bobby Ryan and his overtime penalty shot
3rd Viktor Stalberg doesn't score but hits all 3 posts in the process
4th Former Dallas Star Loui Erikkson and his unbelievable beauty of a penalty shot goal!
Enjoy hockey fans!