"It was pretty close," Crawford told ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers . "It looked like maybe he stopped for a second and then kept going. They think they made the right decision so we just have to live with it."
A player can stop during the shootout as long as the puck keeps moving forward. USA TODAY’s Kevin Allen reports that NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell will attempt to clarify that rule.
"The hard part is interpreting the puck stopping and it will be interpreted by video review," Campbell said. "When we first introduced shootouts the challenge was they were new and we had a number of questions to answer. This is one of the last lingering questions, what's acceptable and what is not."
"It's about entertainment, I understand that," Pittsburgh general manager Ray Sherosaid. "But when I see Pavel Datsyuk on the shootout, he is probably the most entertaining player I've seen, and he's never done a spinorama."
In a week where (baby) steps were taken to limit concussions, this seems like a minor matter to fiddle with -- especially since shootouts are limited to the regular season. But for those teams competing for the last few slots in each conference, that extra point means something this time of year.
EXPANDED REVIEW: Some general managers on the final day of their meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., expressed interest for video review of double minor high-sticking calls, according to The Canadian Press .
"We've had situations where on video review it's the other player's stick and it's a hard call on the ice," said Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior vice-president and director of hockey operations. "We said we can live with it for 82 games, but in the playoffs that's a pretty big turnaround if you get the wrong call. The referees have supported us on that, they would like some help on that.
"That's our plea in hockey operations." It appears the biggest issue to be worked out is whether a video review would be triggered by referees, a coach's challenge or automatically with every double minor for high-sticking assessed.
Toronto 3, Carolina 1
Detroit 3, Washington 2
Vancouver 4, Colorado 2
Anaheim 2, St. Louis 1