Day: January 20, 2016

Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/20/16

St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings – 8:00 EST Referees Tom Kowal (#32) Games 2015-16: 35 Career Games: 920 First NHL Game: Oct 29 1999 Birthplace: Vernon, BC Kowal NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 22 5.2 PP/Gm 3.3 17 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.4 6 4 PIM/Gm 10.4 11 9.7 % of Penl on Home 48% 14 48% More Penl on Road 10% 19 10% Home Win % 54% 37 65% Home Rec. 19-16 Games to OT/SO 23% 20 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 35% 36% 29% Rank 15 23 19 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 STL 3-1...

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Flames’ Challenge Unsuccessful on Devils’ Game-Winning Goal

The New Jersey Devils scored early in the second period of Tuesday night’s game, giving them a 3-1 lead over the visiting Flames.  Calgary, though, challenged the goal, feeling that New Jersey’s Sergey Kalinin pushed Flames captain Mark Giordano into his own goaltender, Jonas Hiller.    From the NHL: At 1:14 of the second period in the Flames/Devils game, Calgary requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether New Jersey committed a goaltender interference infraction before the puck entered the Calgary net. After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference...

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Linesman Steve Miller Hit By Puck; Stays in Game

We’ve said it before. Hockey officials are a tough bunch.   Players get credit for battling through injuries, and the officials are no different.  Linesman Steve Miller took a scary shot to the head on Tuesday night.  Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa attempted to fire the puck out of the defensive zone.  Instead of hitting boards or glass, his clearing attempt connected with the side of Miller’s head.  Miller dropped to the ice immediately, holding his right ear.  Medical trainers from both teams attended to the official. After regaining his composure, Miller returned to his feet, sharing a quick laugh...

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