Day: January 23, 2016

Finnish Linesman Kicked In Chest After Hit

Teemu Aalto plays defense for Tappara of the Finnish League. The team name translates roughly to ‘battle axe’, which accurately describes what one on-ice official was facing in today’s game. A hit from Aalto on Jiri Vestola of the Tampere Ilves (Lynx) had a dangerous result. Not only was Vestola injured on the play, but the linesman nearly was as well.  As he flipped in the air, Veistola’s skate hit linesman Pasi Nieminen in the chest, knocking him to the ice.  While Veistola was helped off the ice, Nieminen appeared to avoid injury on what was a very...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/23/16

Vancouver Canucks at Pittsburgh Penguins – 12:30 EST Referees Eric Furlatt (#27) Games 2015-16: 37 Career Games: 913 First NHL Game: Oct 8 2001 Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, QC   Furlatt NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 4.6 37 5.2 PP/Gm 3.2 20 3.1 Penl/Gm 4 24 4 PIM/Gm 9.1 28 9.7 % of Penl on Home 49% 7 48% More Penl on Road 6% 28 10% Home Win % 62% 27 65% Home Rec. 23-14     Games to OT/SO 19% 27 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 40% 28% Rank 28 11 23 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 VAN...

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