Day: March 8, 2015

Linesman Andy McElman Hits 1,400 Games

NHL Linesman Andy McElman has spent 22 years in the NHL. He’s worked playoff games, an outdoor game, an All-Star Game, and even made his way over to work the 2014 Olympics. As of Sunday, March 8, he’ll be able to put another notch in his whistle — 1,400 games in the National Hockey League. McElman, an Illinois native, made his NHL debut on October 7, 1993, when he took the ice to work a game between the Florida Panthers and the St. Louis Blues. Brendan Shanahan had a hat trick for the Blues in that one, leading his...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/8/15

Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins – 12:30 EST Referees Greg Kimmerly (#18) Games 2014-15: 55 Career Games: 1062 First NHL Game: Nov 30 1996 Birthplace: Toronto, ON Kimmerly NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.3 24 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 3.1 22 3.1 Penalties/Gm 4.2 19 4.1 PIM/Gm 9.7 25 10 % of Penl on Home Team 49% 10 48% More Penl on Road Team 5% 27 7% Home Win % 58% 5 48% Home Rec. 32-23 Games to OT/SO 20% 31 25% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 34% 37% 28% Rank 16 27 24 Team Records...

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