Day: May 8, 2015

Tonight’s NHL Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 5/8/15

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – 7:00 EST Referees Wes McCauley (#4) Playoff Games 2015: 7 Career Playoff Games: 66 Reg Season Games: 745 First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003 Birthplace: Georgetown, ON   Playoffs Regular Season Goals/Gm 4.0 5.3 PP/Gm 3.3 2.8 Penl/Gm 4.1 3.7 PIM/Gm 8.7 9.4 % Penl on Home Team 49% 52% More Penl on Rd Team 4% -6% Home Win % 86% 42% Home Rec. 6-1 32-45 OT Games 29% 31% Calls by Period   1st 2nd 3rd Reg Season 36% 38% 27% Playoffs 41% 28% 31% Team Records   ’15 Playoffs ’14-15...

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Lightning’s Bishop Throws Stick, Avoids Penalty Shot

Ben Bishop was having a rough night.  After three amazing games against the Canadiens in which he allowed just 4 goals, it was bound to happen.  And, boy, did it.   Bishop was off his game early and seemed to lose focus as the game went on.  He attempted a head-butt on Montreal’s Lars Eller.  Later in the game, he defended a scoring attempt by throwing his stick.  Bishop taking an interesting approach tonight — Stephanie (@myregularface) May 7, 2015 You can’t do that.  The NHL rulebook covers it in Rule 53.6: When any member of the defending...

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Did Wild Deserve Penalty Shot For Hawks’ Too Many Men?

The Minnesota Wild nearly completed an incredible comeback to force overtime in Game 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Down 3-1, they pulled goaltender Devan Dubnyk for an extra skater. After allowing an empty net goal to Marian Hossa, the Wild continued to play with six skaters.  Minnesota scored twice in less than a minute to make it a one-goal game at 4-3. With 15 seconds to play, Chicago was caught with too many men on the ice. Andrew Shaw went to the penalty box to serve the two-minute minor penalty.  The NHL rulebook, though, has a slightly different set...

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NHL Situation Room Q&A with NHL SVP Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy, the NHL’s Senior VP of Hockey Operations, normally mans the helm at the NHL’s Situation Room in Toronto.  On Thursday, he took over the NHL’s Twitter account for a peek behind the scenes of what goes on in the Situation Room.  A summary of those questions and answers is below. Mike Murphy, SVP of #HockeyOps, is live from the NHL Situation Room by @SamsungCanada. Tag your ?s #ClosertotheGame — NHL (@NHL) May 7, 2015 About how many reviews/review requests do you get a game during the regular season? Mike Murphy: It can vary day to day. There...

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Rangers’ Hagelin Gets Rare Playoff Penalty Shot

Midway through the third period of Wednesday night’s game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals came a rare playoff occurrence – a postseason penalty shot. New York winger Carl Hagelin was hooked by Washington defenseman Mike Green. Referee Chris Lee skated behind the net, immediately signaling for a penalty shot.  “We got caught a little flat-footed staring at the play,” said Capitals coach Barry Trotz. “Hagelin got through there and you’ve got to take that [penalty].” GIF: Hagelin gets penalty shot — Stephanie (@myregularface) May 7, 2015 Hagelin moved in with speed, first deking to his...

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