Penalties in the NHL All-Star Game

Referees Ian Walsh and Dan O’Rourke are ready to go, as are linesmen Vaughan Rody and Jonny Murray.  The quartet will be hitting the ice in Nashville as this year’s All Star Game officials. We know the linesmen will be busy, watching for offsides and handling most of the faceoffs, but what about the referees?  Aside from stopping the play and pointing to goals, how much work will they have to do?  When it comes to the whistles, they can pretty much leave them in the locker room. All-Star Penalties Penalties have become very rare in the All-Star Game....

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