Day: February 14, 2015

Panthers’ Ekblad Runs Over Linesman Kiel Murchison

NHL linesmen have been having a rough week. We saw Lonnie Cameron get caught up in a play, Trent Knorr get knocked down, and Brad Lazarowich deliver an inadvertent elbow to Ryan Getzlaf. None of those situations, though, looked as painful as what happened to linesman Kiel Murchison on Thursday night. Murch dropped the puck for a faceoff in the Wild zone, then retreated towards the blueline. Unfortunately, the puck headed along the boards in the same direction. When Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad advanced toward the puck, he didn’t see Murchison moving right into his path. Fearing an injury, the...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 2/14/15

Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators – 2:00 EST Referees Marc Joannette (#25) Games 2014-15: 47 Career Games: 973 First NHL Game: Oct 1 1999 Birthplace: Verdun, QC Joannette NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.5 12 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 2.9 37 3.2 Penalties/Gm 3.7 36 4.2 PIM/Gm 8.9 35 10.1 % of Penl on Home Team 47% 28 48% More Penl on Road Team 13% 7 7% Home Win % 60% 4 49% Home Rec. 28-19 Games to OT/SO 28% 11 25% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 29% 41% 30% Rank 33 7 17 Team Records 2014-15...

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