Day: December 18, 2014

Just a Bit Offside… or Was It?

Players miss about 80% of their shots. Goaltenders fail to stop about 10% of the shots they face. The fact is, nobody’s perfect in hockey — not even the officials. On this play, though, veteran linesman Jay Sharrers made the right call. So why wasn’t the whistle blown for offside?  The NHL rule book clarifies: 83.2 Deflections / Rebounds – When a defending player propels the puck out of his defending zone and the puck clearly rebounds off a defending player in the neutral zone back into the defending zone, all attacking players are eligible to play the puck. Goligoski’s...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 12/18/14

Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers – 7:00 EST Referees Mike Leggo (#3) Games 2014-15: 24 Career Games: 1022 First NHL Game: Mar 3 1998 Birthplace: North Bay, ON Leggo NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.4 17 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 3.4 17 3.3 Penalties/Gm 4.4 18 4.3 PIM/Gm 11.2 15 10.6 % of Penl on Home Team 46% 23 48% More Penl on Road Team 15% 16 10% Home Win % 50% 20 49% Home Record 12-12 Games to OT/SO 29% 10 25% Team Records 2014-15 2013-14 FLA 0-2 2-2 PHI 0-0 5-1 TJ Luxmore (#49) Games 2014-15: 5 Career...

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