The Chicago Blackhawks extended their points streak to 22 games with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, but that might not have been the case if it wasn’t for the delay of game penalty.
That’s not to take anything away from Chicago’s success or recent victory, the automatic two-minute minor for a delay of game is nothing new and Chicago forward Patrick Kane simply capitalized on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson’s mistake.
Still, should the NHL re-evaluate the delay of game penalty? On the one hand, it leads to more offensive opportunities at a time when scoring has been slowly declining for years. On top of that, taking away the penalty might hurt the flow of play.
At the same time, a lot of the players shooting the puck over the glass are doing so unintentionally.
You can find out where Mike Milbury and Keith Jones stand on that issue below:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!