Day: October 22, 2015

Bruins’ Rinaldo Avoids Suspension For Couturier Hit

Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo delivered a hard hit — but dodged a bullet by avoiding supplemental discipline. Rinaldo was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct by referees Marc Joannette and TJ Luxmore. The gritty winger sat for the rest of the game and awaited his fate – and potentially how many more games he’d miss – once the play was reviewed by the Department of Player Safety.  The verdict came down Thursday afternoon. Rinaldo would not face further punishment. From the Department of Player Safety:    From the NHL: Rinaldo finishes his check, leveling Couturier...

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Rangers’ Nash Awarded Goal After Drawing Empty Net Penalty

Does a goal count if the puck never crosses the line?   In this case, it didn’t even come close. New York Rangers forward Rick Nash scored his first goal of the season  – and his 700th career point – without even putting the proverbial biscuit in the basket.   With the Rangers leading 3-1, the Arizona Coyotes pulled goaltender Mike Smith for an extra attacker.  After corralling the puck at center ice, Nash headed in with what looked like an easy empty-net goal.  That is, until he was hooked from behind by Coyotes center Mikkel Boedker.  Rick Nash's...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 10/22/15

Arizona Coyotes at New York Rangers – 7:00 EST Referees TJ Luxmore (#21) Games 2015-16: 4 Career Games: 27 First NHL Game: Nov 19 2013 Birthplace: Timmins, ON   Luxmore NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.3 17 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 4 11 3.5 Penalties/Gm 5 10 4.4 PIM/Gm 11.4 10 10.5 % of Penl on Home Team 55% 4 48% More Penl on Road Team -18% 33 9% Home Win % 25% 28 51% Home Rec. 1-3     Games to OT/SO 0% 0 9% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 0% 0% 0% Rank 0 0...

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