Day: October 26, 2015

Oilers’ McDavid Denied By Quick, Situation Room on Last-Minute Goal

It was a classic Wild West duel.  One one side, rookie gunslinger Connor McDavid, with nine points in his first nine NHL games.  On the other, goaltender Jonathan Quick, with two Stanley Cup rings and one Conn Smythe Trophy on his mantle.  Time was running out. With the Oilers trailing by one in the waning seconds of Sunday’s game, McDavid found the puck on his stick and fired it towards the net. Quick dove, blocking the shot with his glove.  Referee Rob Martell raced over from the corner and grabbed hold of the net. He appeared to be expecting to see...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 10/26/15

Calgary Flames at New York Islanders – 7:00 EST Referees Chris Lee (#28) Games 2015-16: 5 Career Games: 866 First NHL Game: Apr 2 2000 Birthplace: Saint John, NB Lee NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 6.6 4 5.2 Power Plays/Gm 3.5 15 3.4 Penalties/Gm 5 10 4.4 PIM/Gm 15.8 4 10.4 % of Penl on Home Team 50% 10 47% More Penl on Road Team 0% 23 11% Home Win % 40% 29 58% Home Rec. 2-3 Games to OT/SO 0% 0 17% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 28% 34% 38% Rank 24 23 7 Team...

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Coach’s Challenge: Jets’ Goal Ruled Onside

The league’s new Coach’s Challenge has provided officials with great opportunities to review plays and ensure calls are correct.  It’s also allowed for some rule clarifications, as with this challenged goal from the Minnesota Wild.  The goal gave the Jets a 2-1 lead. Wild coach Mike Yeo immediately threw his challenge flag called a timeout and politely notified the officials of his intent to challenge the play.  Linesmen Brian Mach and Devin Berg reviewed the play and confirmed the call on the ice was the correct one.  The Winnipeg goal would stand.      Rule 83.1 covers off-side plays: A player...

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