Day: April 3, 2016

Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 4/3/16

Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks – 12:30 EST Referees Tom Kowal (#32) Games 2015-16: 52 Career Games: 937 First NHL Game: Oct 29 1999 Birthplace: Vernon, BC   Kowal NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.1 28 5.3 PP/Gm 3 29 3.2 Penl/Gm 4.1 19 4 PIM/Gm 9.6 21 9.6 % of Penl on Home 48% 21 48% More Penl on Road 9% 18 8% Home Win % 48% 30 53% Home Rec. 25-27     Games to OT/SO 19% 30 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 33% 38% 28% Rank 18 19 23 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 BOS...

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Preds’ Johansen Nearly Scores Goal As Time Expires

This is about as close as it gets. Nashville’s Ryan Johansen was a fraction of a second away from giving his team a 3-0 lead against the San Jose Sharks.  His shot eluded San Jose goaltender James Reimer, but he didn’t beat the clock. The clock appeared to hit zero just as the puck crossed the line. Here’s referee TJ Luxmore with the call. While it seemed like just an insurance marker at the time, that near-goal proved pivotal. The Sharks rallied to tie the game at two apiece midway through the third period.  San Jose went on to...

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