Day: April 21, 2016

Blackhawks’ Shaw Suspended One Game For Anti-Gay Slur

When your team is trailing by a goal late in a playoff game, the last thing you want to do is take a penalty — especially an unnecessary one. If you do, though, don’t compound it by blasting the officials with offensive, homophobic slurs.  It all started when Chicago’s Andrew Shaw knocked down defenseman Jay Bouwmeester of the St. Louis Blues, picking up an interference call late in Game 4 from ref Chris Rooney.   Frustrated by the call – made with 2:04 to go with the Blues leading 4-3 – Shaw let loose on referees Rooney and Francois...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Referees & Linesmen – 4/21/16

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers – 7:00 EDT Referees Eric Furlatt (#27) Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 951 First NHL Game: Oct 8 2001 Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, QC   Furlatt NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5 37 5.3 PP/Gm 3.3 14 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.2 13 4 PIM/Gm 9.9 17 9.7 % of Penl on Home 47% 29 48% More Penl on Road 13% 6 8% Home Win % 51% 31 54% Home Rec. 38-37     Games to OT/SO 15% 36 22% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 31% 39% 30% Rank 29 16 14 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14...

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