Originally Posted by Matt
I thought it was only a penalty shot if the player couldn't get a shot off. He did just kind of fall before actually shooting the puck though. Not like it mattered. Malkin looked like he didn't care with that pathetic attempt. I think I could have stopped that and I've never played goalie in my life.
That was a pathetic attempt by Malkin. He just about stopped skating after he hit the blue line, and shot it right at Lundqvist's left glove. Lundqvist didn't even have to move.
As far as the legitimacy of the penalty shot being called, I'd say I was 65/35 in favor of it being called there. However, I have seen plenty of situations where the circumstances dictated that a penalty shot should be awarded, but wasn't. As usual, there's a consistent lack of consistency in the refereeing.