Day: January 31, 2014

Referee Trevor Hanson Injured; Takes Puck to Face

There’s a lot to keep your eyes on as a referee in an NHL game.  Players, sticks, and the puck are all moving around the rink at high speeds.  Especially the puck. Referee Trevor Hanson may not have lost sight of the puck, but he was unable to get out of its way in last night’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes. The rookie referee was positioned low in the corner when Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson rang a shot off the crossbar.  The puck deflected right into Hanson’s face. Hanson headed to the Coyotes bench for a...

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Tonight’s Officials – 1/31/14

New York Islanders at New York Rangers Referees: Dan O’Rourke (#9) 3.9 minor penalties per game 11.8 total PIM per game Favors home team (47.1% minors called vs. home) Chris Rooney (#5)  4.3 minor penalties per game 13.0 total PIM per game Favors home team (45.9% minors called vs. home) Linesmen:  Brad Kovachik (#71), Tim Nowak (#77) Anthem:  John Emirante   St. Louis Blues at Carolina Hurricanes Referees: Gord Dwyer (#19) 4.1 minor penalties per game 12.8 total PIM per game Favors home team (48.8% minors called vs. home) Eric Furlatt (#27) 4.2 minor penalties per game 12.8 total PIM per...

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No Suspension for Jackets’ Jenner for Hit on Green

It was a penalty-filled night when the Washington Capitals rolled in to Ohio’s capital city. The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Boone Jenner was fired up from the start.  He made his first appearance on the scoresheet by bumping Caps’ goaltender Braden Holtby, earning a two-minute break in the penalty box.  Later, he’d pick up another five minutes for dropping the gloves.   (We’ll get to that.) Although the teams combined for 58 minutes in penalties – Jenner posting seven of those – it was an unpenalized play that might have the most impact for the Caps. Late in the first...

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