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00:18, Mar 07 2017

Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Reid Boucher Jersey .ca. In the last minute of the Montreal/Winnipeg game on Tuesday, Evander Kane missed an open net and the puck went out of play. The officials got together and determined to have the face-off in the neutral zone. I thought with the rule changes this summer, any puck out of play in the offensive zone, even by an attacking player, the face-off was to be in the offensive zone? To encourage goal scoring? Thanks in advance for clearing this up. P.S. - I wasnt happy about it being a Leafs fan, but my Habs fan wife was fine with the call. Ian Campbell Ian, Your assessment of the play is more correct than your wife and the resulting face-off should have been taken at the end-zone face-off spot to the left of Carey Price. Where you are incorrect is in assuming that the revised rule provides that any puck out of play in the offensive would result in an end-zone face-off. On this particular play, it wasnt a new rule application that should have caused the face-off to remain in the Montreal end-zone but an age-old standard once Andrei Markovs active stick deflected Evander Kanes shot skyward into the protective netting above the glass. The puck rolled up on its edge as Kane was about to trigger the shot into the open net. Markov made a good defensive play with an extended reach and was able to make stick-on-stick/puck contact simultaneously with Kanes release. The officials gathered and incorrectly determined that Kanes shot went directly into the netting due to the rolling puck and not through a deflection off the stick of Markov. For future reference, Rule 85.1 (Puck Out of Bounds) was amended this season to provide six specific exemptions that would keep the resulting face-off on one of the spots in the attacking zone when the attacking team is responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone. They are: i) Shot at the net that deflects off the goal post or crossbar ii) Shot at the net that breaks the glass iii) Shot at the net that goes off the side of the net and out of play iv) Shot at the net that goes off the dasher boards or glass and out of play v) Shot at the net that is tipped or deflected by a teammate out of play vi) Shot or shoot-in that becomes wedged in or on the goal net None of these exemptions applied to Evander Kanes shot but the officials felt the puck was launched directly out of play as opposed to being deflected off the stick of Andrei Markov. 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"Ive been in this building enough as a player, as a coach, a scout, and it happens pretty much every game, they come out and hit shots early and you have to withstand it, you have to withstand the runs," Hoiberg said. "I give our guys credit for clawing back in the game." The Cyclones pulled even for the first time when Kane buried a 3-pointer out of halftime, but the Jayhawks responded with 11 straight points to regain control. Wiggins did most of the work, hitting a long jumper and a scooping layup while also getting to the free throw line. By that point, a packed crowd that included Kansas City Royals Billy Butler and Jeremy Guthrie and Grammy nominated musician Trey Songz was on its feet. Iowa State made one more charge. Ejim scored to draw within 73-69 and force Kansas coach Bill Self to call a timeout, and Niang drained a 3-pointer moments later to make it a one-point game. 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