Troy Murray on the NHL’s helmet rule

Troy Murray

ST. LOUIS, MO – DECEMBER 31: Troy Murray #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against Dallas Drake #10 of the St. Louis Blues during the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game at Busch Stadium on December 31, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Blackhawks had a disappointing loss to the the Nashville Predators on Monday night, the team that they’re hoping to pass in the race for playoff spot. One of the goals they gave up was due in part to the NHL’s rule regarding a player losing his helmet: if a skater’s helmet comes off, and he cannot immediately put it back on, he must head to the bench or his team will be penalized. Nashville forward, Tanner Jeannot, was able cash in when Connor Murphy skated to the bench to avoid a penalty after his helmet was knocked off. Troy Murray, a former NHL defenseman who entered the league when helmet were made manatory, joined Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet to share his thoughts on the rule.

Troy, the color analyst for Blackhawks games on WGN Radio, appears on the Morning Show and Chicago’s Afternoon News on alternate weeks throughout the season, sponsored by your Local Chevy Dealers at ChevyDrivesChicago.Com.

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