Delayed penalties at any level of ice hockey often result in the seemingly positive move of one side pulling their goalie to make use of the extra man.
However, there are occasions when this move can really come back and bite you.
By Steven Gyford – @Stevie_Gyf
That was the story for the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center today. With the home side leading 2-1 in the second and looking threatening with an extra man on the ice, forward Patrick Kane played a blind, backward pass off the boards. What followed was possibly the longest couple of seconds in his career, as he hopelessly watched it trickle into the empty net:
Fortunately for Kane, the Blackhawks scored twice more in that period and went on to win the game comfortably 5-3 and now, like he did with the puck, he can put this game behind him.