Day: January 10, 2015

Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/10/15

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers – 1:00 EST Referees Chris Rooney (#5) Games 2014-15: 32 Career Games: 858 First NHL Game: Nov 22 2000 Birthplace: Boston, MA Rooney NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.5 14 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 3.9 3 3.3 Penalties/Gm 4.9 5 4.3 PIM/Gm 11.5 9 10.4 % of Penl on Home Team 50% 4 48% More Penl on Road Team 1% 34 9% Home Win % 53% 15 50% Home Record 17-15 Games to OT/SO 34% 6 27% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 37% 35% 28% Rank 8 30 28 Team Records 2014-15...

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Referee Dean Morton Injured in Collision

NHL referees and linesmen are having a rough year.  They’ve had to deal with mumps, pucks, and punches, not to mention the other everyday hazards of their jobs.   Referee Dean Morton, though, has seen some of the worst of it. Morton started the season on the IR, reportedly recovering from offseason surgery.  After a conditioning stint in the AHL, he made his NHL return on November 4. Morton dodged a near-injury a few days back. When Sergei Gonchar and Ondrej Palat came together behind the net, Morton was in the middle. The referee ended up taking a stick to...

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