Danny Briere was the second shooter in the Philadelphia Flyers' shootout order against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night, and pulled off quite the move: Skating into the zone; stopping short to give Johan Hedberg a snow shower as the goalie lunged for the puck; then skating around Hedberg to tuck the puck into an empty net.
Quite the move … but was it legal?
The Devils eventually won the shootout and the game, 4-3 over the Flyers.
Shootout attempts are governed by the same rules as penalty shots, meaning that Rule 24.2 applies here:
"The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponent's goal line and once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete. No goal can be scored on a rebound of any kind (an exception being the puck off the goal post or crossbar, then the goalkeeper and then directly into the goal), and any time the puck crosses the goal line or comes to a complete stop, the shot shall be considered complete."
You've seen the attempt and read the rule; now, her...