Authors: Shey Stahl
Copyright © 2013 by Shey Stahl
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You wanted to be a puck bunny,
here's to you and your inner slut my love!
A penalty against a team that is not called until the offending team gains control of the puck. As long as the non-offending team maintains possession, the referee allows play to continue and signals a delayed penalty by raising his arm.
Checking from behind – The act of hitting an opponent from the back when they are unaware the hit is coming resulting in a penalty.
Game 36 – Detroit Red Wings
December 23, 2009
Dean Matzy, left-winger for the Detroit Red Wings, stopped. His skates grated against the ice at the blue line, sizing me up. With a nod, one that told me what he wanted, he circled around once more.
It was a dance that I knew well.
Matzy was a bull-shouldered man with a scarred face and crooked nose. He'd seen better days, but so had most hockey players in the National Hockey League.
"See something you like?" I offered up as a wisecrack.
He pushed against my shoulder, crouching down into position. His stick nudged my ribs, letting me know he was still game for what I wanted. "Watch it, Mase."
The linesman beside us smiled. "Watch out now, Matzy. Masen can be your worst fucking nightmare if ya let 'em."
I raised my eyebrows at Brad, the linesman, and he smiled again, knowing we were about to drop gloves. With cheap shots, slashing, and heavy chirping, we'd been at it most of the night.
There were a lot of reasons why players fought during a hockey game. This—Matzy and me—we did this any time we got together.