Day: December 30, 2013

Tonight’s Officials – 12/30/13

Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators Referees: Jean Hebert (#15) 3.8 minors/gm.  12.1 total PIM/game Favors home team (47.8% of calls against home team) Brad Meier (#34) 4.3 minors/gm. 14.2  total PIM/game Favors road team (51.3% of calls against home team) Linesmen:  Pierre Racicot (#65), Mark Wheler (#56) Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks Referees: Tom Kowal (#32) 3.1 minors/gm.  10.1 total PIM/game Calls even home/road (50.9% of calls against home team) Don VanMassenhoven (#21) 3.5 minors/gm.  10.2 total PIM/game Favors home team (48.3% of calls against home team) Linesmen:  Scott Cherrey (#50), Michel Cormier (#76) Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators Referees: Tim Peel (#20) 3.5 minors/gm.   11.1 total PIM/game Favors home team (45.4% of calls against home team) Chris Rooney (#5) 4.8 minors/gm.  14.2 total PIM/game Favors home team (45.8% of calls against home team) Linesmen:  Brian Murphy (#93), Tim Nowak (#77) Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks Referees: Eric Furlatt (#27) 4.3 minors/gm.  14.6 total PIM/game Favors home team (48.6% of calls against home team) Steve Kozari (#40) 4.1 minors/gm.  13.1 total PIM/game Favors home team (47.2% of calls against home team Linesmen:  Thor Nelson (#80), Don Henderson...

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Situation Room: Intent to Blow Costs Ducks

With the Sharks up 3-0, it looked like the Ducks finally got on the board. The puck was in the net and Ducks forward Corey Perry was celebrating. The whistle blew long after the puck was in… but referee Kyle Rehman, who’d lost sight of the puck, intended to blow the play dead. From the NHL’s Situation Room: At 5:06 of the third period in the Ducks/Sharks game, the Situation Room initiated video review because the puck entered the San Jose net. The referee informed the situation room that he had blown his whistle to stop play prior to...

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How to Get Ejected from an NFL Game

Want to get kicked out of an NFL game? Smacking an official – that’ll do. Sunday’s game was a mess. “The penalty thing got out of hand,” said Rams head coach Jeff Fisher. Tight end Lance Kendricks added, “We have to be able to control ourselves.”  On Sunday, the Rams weren’t. With 3:10 to go in the third quarter, Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford was arguing a personal foul called on linebacker Alec Ogletree. As he gestured with his right hand, he smacked another official, knocking his hat to the ground. Emotions were high and the game was well...

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O’Rourke Injured, Leaves Game

Referees are a tough bunch.  They put up with errant sticks, deflected pucks, and the occasional inadvertent body check along the boards (all usually accompanied by raucous applause from the fans). Veteran Dan O’Rourke was injured during the first period of last week’s game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers. The official collided with Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp behind the Columbus net. As both fell to the ice, Tropp’s skate came up, hitting O’Rourke squarely in the chest. O’Rourke did not return to the game. Darcy Burchell, working just his tenth game of the season (and...

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