Day: April 18, 2016

Referee Dan O’Rourke Explains No Call on Shaw’s Goal

Coach’s challenges have become a big part of the postseason.  For once, it’s nice to hear what the officials who made the call have to say about it.  Chicago’s Andrew Shaw scored the Blackhawks’ go-ahead goal at 15:41 of the third period of Friday’s game against the Blues. St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock challenged the goal, citing goaltender interference on the play.  Referees Dan O’Rourke and Chris Lee reviewed the play, ultimately confirming the initial call on the ice. The goal would stand.  “What I felt I’d seen originally was pretty much confirmed on the overhead,” said O’Rourke, to NHL.com....

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Ref Recap: PIMs in AHL, Refs Attacked, Kimmerly Reflects

  AHL brawl results in 280 PIMs and ejection of both coaches… all under one referee. Is it time for the AHL to go two-man fulltime?  AHL President David Andrews say’s they’re not ready. [Times Union] Referees attacked in NJ high school game head to mediation with the parents who allegedly assaulted them.  Yes, mediation. [NJ 101.5] Another attack on officials nearly happened in Canada, with one referee handing in his stripes as a result [CBC] A look at the legality of Antoine Roussel’s over-the-net goal [Defending Big D] Do divers draw more penalties? [Slappers and Stats] Refs apologize...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 4/18/16

Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers – 7:00 EDT Referees Brad Meier (#34) Games 2015-16: 74 Career Games: 1075 First NHL Game: Oct 23 1999 Birthplace: Dayton, OH Meier NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.4 18 5.3 PP/Gm 3.4 5 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.6 3 4 PIM/Gm 11.1 4 9.7 % of Penl on Home 47% 29 48% More Penl on Road 14% 3 8% Home Win % 54% 22 54% Home Rec. 40-34 Games to OT/SO 20% 25 22% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 35% 36% 29% Rank 8 34 18 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 WSH 3-1 3-1 3-3...

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