Day: January 21, 2016

Blackhawks’ Kane Penalized for Playing Puck from Penalty Box

You never want to take back-to-back penalties. It’s even worse when the second penalty is incurred while you’re leaving the box.  Chicago’s Patrick Kane was eager to get back in the play after the Blackhawks killed off his high-sticking minor. So eager, in fact, that he played the puck before leaving the penalty box.   Yeah, that’s a penalty.   Kane was asking the ref "What's the call?" once it was made. — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) January 22, 2016 From NHL Rule 56.2, which covers interference: A minor penalty shall be imposed on any identifiable player on the players’ bench or...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/21/16

Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins – 7:00 EST Referees Steve Kozari (#40) Games 2015-16: 38 Career Games: 651 First NHL Game: Oct 15 2005 Birthplace: Penticton, BC Kozari NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 4.6 37 5.2 PP/Gm 3.8 1 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.8 2 4 PIM/Gm 11.3 3 9.7 % of Penl on Home 48% 14 48% More Penl on Road 8% 25 10% Home Win % 63% 24 65% Home Rec. 24-14 Games to OT/SO 13% 36 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 34% 35% 31% Rank 20 26 13 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 VAN 1-2 3-2 1-5...

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Officially Speaking: The Low-Level JV Game

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at    There is nothing worse than a low-level JV game. By low-level, I’m referring to those teams consisting of guys from the football squad that recently took up hockey just to keep themselves busy during the winter, which of course is a good thing.   But you know the type of games I’m referring to – skaters with the finesse of offensive linemen and with the same brains, too. The way they check looks eerily reminiscent of guys colliding off the line of scrimmage. And let’s not even talk about skating. Yeah,...

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