Day: April 27, 2014

Today’s NHL Playoff Referees – 4/27/14

Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers – Game 5 – 12:00pm Justin St. Pierre #12 3.7 minor penalties per game 10.4 PIM per game Record: PHI 3-3, NYR 6-0 Rangers are 9-1 in their last 10 under St. Pierre Favors home team (16.3% more minors on road team) Home win %: 52.0% Average minors by team: PHI 1.8, Opponents 1.8 (Calls even between PHI/Opp) NYR 1.8, Opponents 2.0 (14.3% more calls on Opp) Brad Watson #23 3.8 minor penalties per game 10.9 PIM per game Record: PHI 1-2, NYR 3-1 Favors home team (14.2% more minors on road team) Home win %:...

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Avalanche Tie Game, Win in OT after Missed Call

A potentially-missed call kept the Wild from sealing their victory with an empty net goal.  Instead, the Avalanche tied the game seconds later (after a missed offside play) and went on to win in overtime. With Avs’ netminder Semyon Varlamov on the bench, the Wild looked to end the night with an empty netter. After they cleared the defensive zone, Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle raced for the puck with the vacated goal in his sights. On his way, his progress was impeded – call it a hold, call it interference – by Colorado’s Andre Benoit. Trouble in Denver. Charlie Coyle...

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Referee Kozari Hit in Face by Puck

Steve Kozari is having an unfortunately eventful week of playoff hockey. First, he was hit in the chest by a deflected puck at Blue Jackets/Penguins. That was a close call for the visorless official. Saturday night’s puck came even closer. Kozari was helped off the ice by the Bruins’ trainer. After a TV timeout, he was right back on the ice. But should he have been? Seen tweets about Steve Kozari's toughness for coming back in a game after taking a puck in the face. But, was there a consussion protocol? — Dave Patterson (@sportsrefs) April 26, 2014 Each...

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