Day: October 14, 2015

Oilers’ Yakupov Takes a Dive

Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov wanted to make absolutely certain that the officials saw a possible infraction – even if it meant channeling his inner Greg Louganis.  Just 1:08 into the Oilers’ game against the Dallas Stars, Yakupov gave us what is easily an early candidate for the dive of the year. Referees Mike Leggo and Rob Martell saw him go down. They also saw how he went down. Stars winger Ales Hemsky went off for interference. Yakupov, for all his hard work, found himself in the adjacent box for...

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Caps’ Goal Called Back After Coach’s Challenge

Trailing 3-0 midway through the second period of Tuesday night’s game, the Washington Capitals thought they’d finally broken through on San Jose’s Martin Jones. The puck went in, the red light went on, referee Tim Peel pointed to the net… and Sharks coach Peter DeBoer called timeout to issue a Coach’s Challenge.    DeBoer’s challenge was centered around whether Caps forward Jay Beagle, who provided a screen for Orlov’s point shot, had interfered with Sharks goaltender Martin Jones.   Referee Tim Peel headed to the penalty box to review the replays. He was later joined by fellow referee TJ...

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