Day: November 30, 2014

Linesman Steve Miller Takes Punch from Leafs’ Holzer

Sometimes breaking up fight makes you an involuntary participant, or, at the very least, an unintended target. After a late-game scrap between Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson and Korbinian Holzer of the Maple Leafs, the linesmen jumped in. Linesman Greg Devorski grabbed Holzer while Miller got a hold of Wilson. Even though he was being restrained by Devorski, Holzer tried for one more punch. It connected. Not with Wilson, though. That punch landed squarely on linesman Steve Miller. Holzer was apologetic after the game and planned to reach out to Miller. “I didn’t know [I’d hit the linesman] until I...

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Refs Praise Jackets’ Prout for Lucic Punch

Last week, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout dropped Boston Bruins tough guy Milan Lucic with one punch. Since then, words of congratulations have been rolling in, including some from a surprising source — the refs. “The refs never come over to talk to me,” Prout told The Province. “I don’t wear a letter. But before the game, a ref came up to me and said ‘Good job, last night.’ That’s the first time I’ve ever talked with an official other than arguing about a call.” “Later, the shorter ref came up and said ‘Nice right hand.’” The referees...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 11/30/14

Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings – 2:00 EST Referees Tom Kowal (#32) Games 2014-15: 19 Career Games: 828 First NHL Game: Oct 29 1999 Birthplace: Vernon, BC Kowal NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5 27 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 3.3 25 3.3 Penalties/Gm 3.9 34 4.4 PIM/Gm 8.6 35 10.6 % of Penl on Home Team 50% 6 48% More Penl on Road Team -1% 33 9% Home Win % 53% 12 48% Home Record 10-9 Games to OT/SO 11% 34 25% Team Records 2014-15 2013-14 VAN 0-1 1-4 DET 0-1 3-3 Tim Peel (#20) Games 2014-15: 18 Career...

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