Wild’s Nate Prosser got away with covering the puck in the crease
Instead of a penalty shot for Anaheim, the Wild quickly tied the game.
Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler has two goals against the Minnesota Wild and came close to getting a third with 3:19 left in the second period and may have been robbed of a penalty shot in the process by defenseman Nate Prosser.
Kesler’s shot against Darcy Kuemper glanced off his shoulder and bounced into the crease. There, Prosser used his glove to cover up the puck and then sweep it away from danger. The problem with that is, if you’re not the goalie, you don’t get to cover the puck.
The play was reviewed to see if the puck crossed the line, but covering the puck is not a reviewable situation. The puck didn’t cross the line and Prosser escaped with the perfect crime.
Instead of a 4-2 Ducks lead, the Wild took advantage of the good fortune and tied the game 3-3 when Jonas Brodin scored just 1:08 later.
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