Day: April 13, 2016

Lightning Go-Ahead Goal Overturned After Coach’s Challenge

It didn’t take long for the NHL’s new blueline cameras to come in handy, with the first Coach’s Challenge in Stanley Cup Playoffs history happening on the first day of the 2016 playoffs.  Tampa Bay appeared to score the go-ahead goal in the third period of Wednesday night’s game against Detroit when Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman fired a blast past Jimmy Howard.   Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill consulted with his staff before challenging the play.  Linesmen Bryan Pancich and Scott Driscoll headed to the penalty box and huddled around the tablet to consult the video evidence, including that...

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Stanley Cup Playoff Referee & Linesman Assignments – 2016

Stanley Cup Final San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins   Referees Linesmen Game 1 – May 30 O’Halloran, O’Rourke Amell, Murray Game 2 – June 1 McCauley, Sutherland Murphy, Racicot Game 3 – June 4 O’Halloran, O’Rourke Amell, Murray Game 4 – June 6 McCauley, Sutherland Murphy, Racicot Game 5 – June 9     Game 6 – June 12     Game 7 – June 15     Round 3  Conference Finals Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins   Referees Linesmen Game 1 – May 13  Charron, McCauley Devorski, Murray Game 2 – May 16 Dwyer, O’Halloran Cormier, Miller Game 3...

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Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 4/13/16

Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning – 7:00 EST Referees Wes McCauley (#4) Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 811 First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003 Birthplace: Georgetown, ON   McCauley NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.5 8 5.3 PP/Gm 2.7 40 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.8 35 4.0 PIM/Gm 9.8 18 9.7 % of Penl on Home 50% 4 48% More Penl on Road -1% 38 8% Home Win % 55% 19 54% Home Rec. 41-34     Games to OT/SO 25% 12 22% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 30% 40% 30% Rank 34 13 12 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15...

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