Day: October 8, 2015

Flyers’ Medvedev Busted for Playing with Two Sticks

As handy as it might be to use two sticks to defend against Steven Stamkos, it’s not legal. Flyers rookie defenseman Evgeni Medvedev found that out the hard way. Evgeni Medvedev with the rare "playing with two sticks" penalty — Mike Halford (@HalfordPHT) October 9, 2015 With just under three minutes to play, Medvedev ended up with the stick of Tampa forward Ryan Callahan as the Lightning winger went off for a line change. Medvedev was sent to the box by referees Gord Dwyer and Dean Morton for playing with an illegal...

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Sens Successfully Challenge Sabres’ ‘Offside’ Goal

Another day, another challenge.  After not testing the new Coach’s Challenge system in the preseason, the NHL has seen it in action for the second straight day.  Yesterday, we saw a goal called back due to missed goaltender interference. Today, an offside play.  After Buffalo’s Evander Kane appeared to have scored the tying goal, Ottawa head coach Dave Cameron called the officials over to challenge the play.  (I know the NHL decided on no ‘signal’ from the bench, but, after seeing challenges in action, I think we can all agree that it’d be much better to have them throw a flag...

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Linesman Ryan Gibbons to Work First NHL Game

It’s a new NHL season, and that means new faces across the league — both on teams and in stripes. One of the NHL’s newest officials is set to make his NHL debut on Thursday night. Linesman Ryan Gibbons will hit the ice to work the Dallas Stars’ home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gibbons will work alongside veteran linesman Shane Heyer and with referees Graham Skilliter and Tom Kowal. View image |   Gibbons, a Level 4 official from Vancouver, BC, worked in the AHL in 2014-15, making it as far as the playoffs. He’s also manned...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 10/8/15

Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins – 7:00 EST Referees Francois St. Laurent (#38) Games 2015-16: 0 Career Games: 482 First NHL Game:Nov 10 2005 Birthplace: Greenfield Park, QC   St. Laurent NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.4 14 5.3 PP/Gm 3.1 18 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.9 27 4.0 PIM/Gm 9.2 31 9.7 % of Penl on Home 45% 39 49% More Penl on Road 21% 3 6% Home Win % 54% 7 47% Home Rec. 40-34     Games to OT/SO 23% 28 25% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 35% 36% 29% Rank 8 34 26 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15...

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