Day: February 27, 2014

Post-Olympic Officiating Off to Bumpy Start for Bruins, Habs

Two days in to the post-Olympic push, and the referees are already in the hot seat.  While many of the players are shaking off rust from their time off, the majority of referees and linesmen are doing the same.   As we get back up to speed, there will be some challenging moments – both for players and officials. Causeway Crowd’s Andrew Thompson took referees Brian Pochmara and Francois St. Laurent to task for their performance in the Bruins’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres. To be outright honest with everyone, I’m a little surprised the third star of...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees – 2/27/14

Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils Referees: Mike Hasenfratz (#2) 3.7 minor penalties per game 10.3 total PIM per game Favors home team (47.4% minors called vs. home) Wes McCauley (#4) 3.2 minor penalties per game 9.9 total PIM per game Favors home team (48.4% minors called vs. home) Linesmen: Matt MacPherson (#83), Brian Murphy (#93)   Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders Referees: Dennis LaRue (#14) 3.4 minor penalties per game 10.3 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (49.7% minors called vs. home) Kyle Rehman (#37) 3.5 minor penalties per game 11.6 total PIM per...

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