Day: January 15, 2016

Blackhawks Goal Overturned After Coach’s Challenge

Chicago’s Andrew Shaw thought he’d scored the opening goal in the Blackhawks’ game against the Maple Leafs on Friday night, as he put his own rebound past Leafs goaltender James Reimer with 7:53 left to go in the first period.  Toronto head coach Mike Babcock challenged the play for being offside.  After linesmen Scott Cherrey and Steve Miller reviewed the play, they determined it was offside.  Marian Hossa’s skate was in the air and not in contact with the blueline, per Rule 83:  A player is on-side when either of his skates are in contact with, or on his own side...

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Devils’ Tootoo Fined $2,000 for Diving

New Jersey Devils winger Jordin Tootoo is the sixth player to be fined for diving this season. Tootoo was given a warning after a game against the New York Rangers on October 18.  No penalty was assessed to Tootoo in that game.  He did, though, draw a penalty against the Rangers’ Viktor Stalberg which may have resulted in the warning.      His citation came after a second dive, this one against the Detroit Red Wings on January 4.  The play occurred at 9:39 of the third period. No penalty was handed out to Tootoo, nor to Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall,...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/15/16

Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres – 7:00 EST Referees Brad Meier (#34) Games 2015-16: 33 Career Games: 1034 First NHL Game: Oct 23 1999 Birthplace: Dayton, OH Meier NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.3 18 5.2 PP/Gm 3.3 17 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.3 9 4 PIM/Gm 9.7 17 9.7 % of Penl on Home 45% 35 48% More Penl on Road 23% 3 10% Home Win % 79% 3 65% Home Rec. 26-7 Games to OT/SO 30% 7 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 37% 31% Rank 29 20 12 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS 1-2 1-2 2-3...

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