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.
Canucks worry Lucic ruling could lead to open season on goalies
Vancouver Province | Nov 15