If the name David Leggio rings a bell, it's for a good reason, and you should know that he did that same thing again.

By Michael Blinn
December 09, 2017

If the name David Leggio rings a bell, it's for a good reason, and you should know that he did that same thing again.

The American-born netminder gained some notoriety a few years back after dislodging his net to avoid a facing a 2-on-0 situation while playing with AHL Bridgeport. It was a pretty smart move—or cowardly, depending at who is shouting on your Twitter feed—that saw him have to face just one player on a penalty shot instead.

His maneuver led to a swift change for the AHL, aptly known as the Leggio Rule

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Leggio, now playing for EHC Red Bull München in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, went back into his bag of tricks on Friday against the Krefeld Pinguine and pulled out a familiar one:

Will the DEL follow the AHL's path and prevent Clarkson's go-to move? Teammate and former NHLer Jonathan Masumoto had some thoughts after the 3-2 win.

“I’ve seen it on YouTube," Matsumoto said. "I think its a really smart idea. I’m sure the league makes a rule to stop goalies from doing that. Right now, it was an incredible idea and it worked out perfectly for him.” 

For Red Bull, it marked a third straight victory. They sit at 19-7-1, good for second in the DEL.

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