Day: May 13, 2015

IIHF Worlds: Komarov Ejected on Phantom Kneeing Call

Finland may have lost Leo Komarov on a questionable call, but at least they went on to win the game. In the first period of Finland’s game against Russia, Komarov bumped Russian defenseman Evgeny Medvedev along the boards. Medvedev went down in apparent pain.  The Finnish forward went to the box. Referee Mikael Nord called a five-minute major on Komarov for kneeing, which also included a game misconduct. From the IIHF rulebook: RULE 153 – KNEEING: A skater who extends his knee for the purpose of making contact with an opponent. i. A skater who uses his knee to...

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Tonight’s NHL Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 5/13/15

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – 7:30 EST Referees Wes McCauley (#4) Playoff Games 2015: 8 Career Playoff Games: 67 Reg Season Games: 746 First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003 Birthplace: Georgetown, ON   Playoffs Regular Season Goals/Gm 3.9 5.3 PP/Gm 3.2 2.8 Penl/Gm 3.8 3.7 PIM/Gm 8.2 9.4 % Penl on Home Team 49% 52% More Penl on Rd Team 3% -6% Home Win % 88% 42% Home Rec. 7-1 32-45 OT Games 38% 31% Calls by Period   1st 2nd 3rd Reg Season 36% 38% 27% Playoffs 43% 28% 29% Team Records   ’15 Playoffs ’14-15...

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Playoff Pick ‘Em: Pick The Refs and Win!

Think you can spot the best NHL officials?   The season started with over 30. Only 20 made it to the postseason. Each round, the number gets smaller. Make your selections below and tell us which officials will make it to the Conference Finals and all the way to the Stanley Cup Final! Submit your picks for the NHL referees that will work the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final.  All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT the day following the final second round playoff games. The person with the best picks will score a free prize pack from...

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