Day: March 16, 2015

Why Wasn’t Stamkos Offside on Goal vs. Habs?

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal after being left all alone in the offensive zone on Monday night against the Montreal Canadiens. In fact, he was there before the puck was. So why wasn’t he offside?  Take a look at the goal:   From Rule 83.1 – Off-side: If a player legally carries or passes the puck back into his own defending zone while a player of the opposing team is in such defending zone, the off-side shall be ignored and play permitted to continue. That’s exactly what happened here.   Stamkos was left in the offensive...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/16/15

Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres – 7:00 EST Referees Gord Dwyer (#19) Games 2014-15: 61 Career Games: 631 First NHL Game: Nov 19 2005 Birthplace: Halifax, NS Dwyer NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.6 10 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 3.3 12 3.1 Penalties/Gm 4.2 17 4.1 PIM/Gm 10.3 16 10 % of Penl on Home Team 48% 23 49% More Penl on Road Team 7% 18 6% Home Win % 41% 33 47% Home Rec. 25-36 Games to OT/SO 26% 16 25% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 31% 36% 32% Rank 29 30 5 Team Records 2014-15...

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