Day: March 3, 2016

Rangers’ Lundqvist Flips Net, Takes Penalty

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was frustrated when play continued after a collision with his own player. With no whistle coming, Lundqvist took it upon himself to bring the game to a halt.  He flipped the net.      Lundqvist was given a minor penalty for delay of game.  Rule 63.2 states: A minor penalty shall be imposed on any player who delays the game by deliberately displacing a goal post from its normal position. Lundqvist’s timing couldn’t have been better.   Had the Penguins player been on a breakaway, intentionally bumping the net would’ve given Pittsburgh a penalty shot. ...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/3/16

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins – 7:00 EST Referees Jean Hebert (#15) Games 2015-16: 54 Career Games: 228 First NHL Game: Mar 30 2011 Birthplace: Moncton, NB Hebert NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.3 20 5.3 PP/Gm 3.4 10 3.2 Penl/Gm 4.3 10 4 PIM/Gm 9.5 22 9.6 % of Penl on Home 46% 37 48% More Penl on Road 16% 2 8% Home Win % 54% 21 53% Home Rec. 29-25 Games to OT/SO 22% 22 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 30% 37% 32% Rank 37 25 6 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 NYR 1-2 3-3...

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Officially Speaking: Respect the Zebras

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at “Bungling referees need adult supervision.” The instant I saw that headline in last Tuesday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal, I ripped my eyes off the Trump spread and flipped directly to Section 4 Sports. Yup, finally, us youth hockey refs hit the big time. You know, the local precinct captain/part-time house league coach finally garnered the RJ’s sports editor’s ear with some interesting column fill. I knew it had to be good, and special occasions like this called for the OS secret weapon. Reading glasses. Too bad. Because in my optimistic stupor, I had...

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