Day: October 11, 2013

Tonight’s Officials – 10/11/13

Phoenix Coyotes at Philadelphia Flyers Referees: Francis Charron #6, Brad Meier #34 Linesmen: Steve Barton #59, Vaughan Rody #73 Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes Referees: Mike Hasenfratz #2, Tim Peel #20 Linesmen: Brian Murphy #93, Tony Sericolo #84 Siren Sounder: Golfer Nick Faldo, who’s playing in the SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers Referees: Gord Dwyer #19, Chris Rooney #5 Linesmen: Pierre Racicot #65, Derek Nansen #70 New York Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks Referees: Paul Devorski #10, Brad Watson #23 Linesmen: Brad Kovachik #71, Jay Sharrers #57 Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets Referees: Ghislain Hebert #22, Chris Lee...

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Situation Room: No Goal for Johansen

With the Columbus Blue Jackets leading the Buffalo Sabres 4-1, forward Ryan Johansen nearly gave his club a four-goal lead midway through the second period.  He fired a shot that was gloved by netminder Ryan Miller.  In making the save, Miller’s glove partially crossed the goal line.  It was close enough for referee Kevin Pollock to dial upstairs for confirmation via video review. From the NHL: At 7:13 of the second period in the Blue Jackets/Sabres game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to determine if Ryan Johansen’s shot entered the net. Video review was inconclusive in determining...

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Situation Room: Wild’s Brodin Makes Legal Deflection

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild – October 10, 2013 The Wild opened the scoring in Thursday night’s game with a goal set up by a nice passing play between Matt Cooke and Jonas Brodin.   Cooke’s shot from the slot was stopped by the Jets goaltender, but the rebound bounced off of Brodin’s stick and into the net.   The play was reviewed to ensure the puck was not batted in with a glove.   From the NHL: At 7:39 of the first period in the Jets/Wild game, video review supported the referee’s call on the ice that the puck...

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Watch out, Refs!

Referees need to keep their eyes open at all times.  It’s important that they’re aware of where the puck is – along with all twelve players on the ice – at all times. Sometimes, their attention lapses.  Especially when there’s an unexpected rug. (stick-tap to reddit hockey for the GIF) You have to think that the referee felt just a little bit bit better when the linesman headed the other way also took a...

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