Day: January 25, 2014

Situation Room Blows It; Vanek’s “Kicked Puck” Costs Isles Win

Thomas Vanek scored the game-winning overtime goal for the New York Islanders on Saturday.  Referee Rob Martell pointed emphatically at the net, indicating a goal.  Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak skated, dejected, off the ice.  The Islanders celebrating, having picked up a very hard-earned two points as they try to claw their way out of the Metropolitan Division basement. Only… they didn’t. The NHL’s Situation Room reviewed the play – as they do with every goal – and called this one back.  No goal on the play. Now, this wasn’t an inconclusive review.   If it were, they’d have to...

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Stadium Series Referees – Kings vs. Ducks

Tonight’s officials for the NHL’s Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks are: Referees: Brad Watson #23 45 games officiated 4.0  minor penalties per game 11.7 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (49.2% minors called vs. home) Career: 18-year veteran; 1,001 games Ducks This Season 2-0 (No games at home,  2-0 on the road) Penalties to Ducks: 2.0 avg minors/gm Penalties to Opponents: 1.5 avg minors/gm Kings This Season 2-2 (0-1 at home,  2-1 on the road) Penalties to Kings: 2.5 avg minors/gm Penalties to Opponents: 2.1 avg minors/gm Chris Lee #28 46...

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Tonight’s Officials – 1/25/14

Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings Click here for a preview of tonight’s Stadium Series officials Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes Referees: Graham Skilliter #48 – ROOKIE REF 3.5  minor penalties per game 12.4 total PIM per game Favors home team (46.9% minors called vs. home) Tim Peel #20 3.4 minor penalties per game 10.9 total PIM per game Favors home team (44.9% minors called vs. home) – 2nd Fewest in NHL Linesmen: Bryan Pancich #94, Derek Nansen #70 St. Louis Blues at New York Islanders Referees: Tom Kowal #32 3.2 minor penalties per game 10.2 total PIM per...

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