Day: April 10, 2014

Tonight’s NHL Referees – 4/10/14

Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers – 7:00pm Referees: Francis Charron #6 3.5 minor penalties per game 10.1 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (1.2% more minors called on road team) Brad Meier #34 4.1 minor penalties per game 12.1 total PIM per game Favors road team (6.4% fewer minors called on road team) Linesmen: Scott Driscoll #68, Tim Nowak #77 Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes – 7:00pm Referees: Mike Leggo #3 3.2 minor penalties per game 9.2 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (3.7% more minors called on road team) Dean Morton #36 3.7 minor penalties per...

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Frozen Four: Rule Differences From NHL to NCAA

With the NCAA’s Frozen Four Tournament upon us, many NHL fans will be tuning in to check out some great hockey, as well as to get a preview of some of their favorite team’s prospects.  If you’re a fan who hasn’t watched much college hockey, though, some of the whistles might have you scratching your head. Here’s a summary of the key rule differences between NCAA Hockey and the NHL:   Action NHL Rule NCAA Rule Goal is scored on a delayed penalty Goal counts, penalty is waved off Goal counts, penalty is still served Hand pass in defensive zone Legal Play is stopped for faceoff. Offending team not permitted to change players. Puck over glass in defensive zone 2:00 penalty for Delay of Game Penalty only if deemed intentional. Faceoff in defensive zone. Offending team not permitted to change players Net dislodged by defending team Play is stopped for defensive zone faceoff Play is stopped for defensive zone faceoff. Offending team not permitted to change players. Fighting 5:00 major penalty 5:00 major penalty and game misconduct Defender dives, knocks puck away with stick and trips player If puck is hit first, no penalty for tripping Tripping may be called regardless of what happens with the puck Goaltender playing the puck Only permitted below goal line when within trapezoid No restrictions Hitting from Behind Minor or Major Minor or...

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