Day: January 11, 2016

Wings’ Sheahan Scores Goal Undetected by Refs, Replay

It’s hard enough to score a goal in the NHL.  Then, when you do, nobody sees it go in. Detroit’s Riley Sheahan found himself in that situation on Sunday night, when he nearly opened the scoring against the Anaheim Ducks.   The referees signaled no goal, believing the puck deflected off the crossbar with 9:27 to play in the first period.  Even after the league reviewed the play during a commercial break, play resumed with the score still 0-0.  “It was weird,” coach Jeff Blashill told the Detroit Free Press. “From the bench, it looked like, how did it not...

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Wild’s Parise Sends Opponent’s Stick Flying, Avoids Penalty

It’s hard to defend when you don’t have your stick.  New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin was reminded of that fact during a game against the Minnesota Wild.  As Minnesota’s Thomas Vanek carried the puck out of the defensive zone, former Devil Zach Parise decided to give him a little more room for that breakout pass.  Parise, cutting across the ice, forcefully lifted Kalinin’s stick, sending it flying.    The Wild weren’t able to capitalize on the advantage, though.  Vanek carried the puck into the Devils zone offside.  New Jersey held on to win the game...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/11/16

Boston Bruins at New York Rangers – 7:00 EST Referees Dan O’Rourke (#9) Games 2015-16: 27 Career Games: 879 First NHL Game: Oct 2 1999 Birthplace: Calgary, AB O’Rourke NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.6 10 5.2 PP/Gm 3.3 15 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.2 16 4 PIM/Gm 9.7 20 9.7 % of Penl on Home 50% 3 48% More Penl on Road -1% 36 10% Home Win % 59% 33 65% Home Rec. 16-11 Games to OT/SO 26% 14 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 37% 35% 28% Rank 12 25 29 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS 0-1 2-6...

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