The Rule is 42.1

It's written in black and white and there's enough grey area regarding contacting a goaltender outside the crease to colour any debate in confusion. After Milan Lucic ran over Ryan Miller on Saturday and concussed the netminder in a race for the puck at the right faceoff circle — the Boston Bruins forward received a charging minor and wasn't suspended following a hearing Monday — NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan concluded a rule regarding charging was the appropriate call. And he added that there was nothing egregious about the contact on the Buffalo Sabres stopper that would have warranted further supplemental discipline.