Day: January 11, 2015

Referee Rob Martell Injured On Hit By Blues’ Tarasenko

In nature, the zebra’s most feared predator is the lion. On the ice, it’s the players. Those players have been taking out zebras this season just like lions on the savannah. The most recent on-ice official to suffer an injury was referee Rob Martell. Martell was skating backwards toward the boards when St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko came charging in on the forecheck. It was a textbook blindside hit, as Martell never even saw the #91 train coming. Martell finished out the remaining 4:16 of the second period. During the intermission, Martell was assessed by the┬ámedical staff and...

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Tonight’s Referees & Linesmen – 1/11/15

Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers – 7:00 EST Referees Francois St. Laurent (#38) Games 2014-15: 38 Career Games: 445 First NHL Game: Nov 10 2005 Birthplace: Greenfield Park, QC St. Laurent NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.1 27 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 3.4 15 3.3 Penalties/Gm 4.2 22 4.3 PIM/Gm 9.4 30 10.3 % of Penl on Home Team 46% 32 48% More Penl on Road Team 16% 7 8% Home Win % 42% 25 49% Home Record 16-22 Games to OT/SO 24% 23 26% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 36% 35% 29% Rank 12 28 24...

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