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NHL backs Martin St. Louis SO goal

Updated: March 10, 2011, 6:23 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- An NHL spokesman on Thursday said the shootout-winning move by the Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis against the Chicago Blackhawks was legal.

The spokesperson told ESPNChicago.com that the spin-o-rama, which ended with St. Louis moving the puck from his forehand to backhand before roofing one past goalie Corey Crawford, was legal because the entire move contained "continuous motion."

Rule 24.2 covering penalty shots and shootout attempts states "the puck ...

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