Day: March 25, 2016

Ducks’ Manson Fined $2,486 for Throat-Slash Gesture

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson has been fined $2,486.56 for an inappropriate gesture directed toward Toronto’s Nazem Kadri.   Late in Thursday’s game, referee Steve Kozari called Kadri for boarding Anaheim’s Josh Manson, giving the Ducks a late power play in a tie game.  On his way back to the Anaheim bench, Manson responded to the hit with a throat-slashing gesture. He was immediately given a game misconduct and ejected from the game.  The NHL rulebook includes the following provision under Section 75 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct: 75.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – Game misconduct penalties shall be assessed under this rule...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/25/16

Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils – 7:00 EST Referees Dan O’Rourke (#9) Games 2015-16: 49 Career Games: 901 First NHL Game: Oct 2 1999 Birthplace: Calgary, AB O’Rourke NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 23 5.3 PP/Gm 3 28 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.8 29 4 PIM/Gm 8.9 32 9.6 % of Penl on Home 48% 15 48% More Penl on Road 9% 17 7% Home Win % 57% 14 53% Home Rec. 28-21 Games to OT/SO 27% 9 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 33% 38% 29% Rank 15 25 19 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 WSH 3-0 2-2...

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Officially Speaking: Getting It Right

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at LetsPlayHockey.com: OS hates to harp on the same issue, but once again, a headline necessitates a proper response: “NHL Adding Cameras to Help Challenges.” As many of you know, the NHL has announced that, commencing with this season’s playoffs, the league will be utilizing blue line cameras to aid officials with offside calls. According to the NHL’s executive vice president, this will lead to more consistency and give officials another angle to review an offside challenge. Where will this end? Why continue removing the human element from the game? Guess that’s the NHL’s decision....

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Bruins Drop Fifth Straight After Controversial No-Goal

Once again, the Boston Bruins found themselves at the mercy of a contested call. Once again, the review did not go in their favor.  Facing the division-leading Florida Panthers on Thursday, it appeared that Boston’s Patrice Bergeron may have scored on a wraparound to tie the game at two.  Referee Kelly Sutherland, in proper position though unable to see the puck as it was obscured by Luongo’s pad, did not signal for a goal on the ice. After a lengthy review, referee Kelly Sutherland delivered the news: “After video review, there is no conclusive evidence the puck completely crossed the goal...

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Ducks’ Manson Gets Game Misconduct for Throat-Slash

Late in Thursday’s game, referee Steve Kozari called Toronto’s Nazem Kadri for boarding Anaheim’s Josh Manson, giving the Ducks a late power play in a tie game.  On his way back to the Anaheim bench, Manson responded to the hit with a throat-slashing gesture. He was immediately given a game misconduct and ejected from the game.  The NHL rulebook includes the following provision under Section 75 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct: 75.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – Game misconduct penalties shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions: (ii) Any player who uses obscene gestures on the ice or anywhere in...

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