Day: April 22, 2016

Kings’ Coach Darryl Sutter Criticizes Officiating Before Game 5

Embed from Getty Images   Heading into Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks, Kings head coach Darryl Sutter spoke out about the officiating. “There’s missed calls in the third period. When it’s 3-2, there should’ve been some calls, clearly. There’s two hooking, tripping penalties, they’ve got to call them. I mean, if they’re going to call what they did call…” Game 4 was officiated by referees Chris Lee and Dan O’Rourke, with linesmen Michael Cormier and Steve Miller.   Penalties were crucial in that one. The Kings failed to score on their two man-advantages.  San Jose, meanwhile, went 3-for-4...

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Penalty Playback – Rangers/Penguins Game 4

Here’s a recap of the penalty calls from Game 4 between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, courtesy of @chris_beardy.  Check out more of his work on reddit’s /r/hockey under /u/ChocolateAlmondFudge. Here are the calls from referees Gord Dwyer and Eric Furlatt:  First Period 6:42 – NYR Nash, 2:00 Interference on PIT Daley. 8:43 – PIT Hornqvist, 2:00 Interference on NYR M. Staal 10:50 – PIT Daley, 2:00 Roughing on NYR E. Staal 10:50 – NYR E. Staal, 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct on PIT Daley 13:06 – PIT Daley, 2:00 Hooking on NYR Stalberg   Second Period 3:36 – NYR Moore, 2:00 Holding on PIT Malkin  6:14...

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Teams Penalized for Delay of Game After Objects Thrown on Ice

Arena giveaways can be a lot of fun.  You show up for some hockey, watch a good game, and go home with a free souvenir.  They're handing out glowing pucks here at Staples Center tonight on every seat. What could go wrong? — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 22, 2016 On some occasions, these arena giveaways backfire, ultimately finding their way back to the ice.   The Florida Panthers found this out earlier this season, when they received two delay of game penalties for rats thrown on the ice. The Philadelphia Flyers were most recently penalized for objects thrown...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Referees & Linesmen – 4/22/16

Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals – 7:00 EDT Referees Brad Watson (#23) Games 2015-16: 74 Career Games: 1178 First NHL Game: Mar 7 1996 Birthplace: Regina, SK Watson NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.7 4 5.3 PP/Gm 3.4 8 3.1 Penl/Gm 4.3 10 4 PIM/Gm 10.2 12 9.7 % of Penl on Home 47% 29 48% More Penl on Road 13% 6 8% Home Win % 57% 15 54% Home Rec. 42-32 Games to OT/SO 23% 16 22% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 33% 40% 28% Rank 17 15 31 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 PHI 2-3 1-1 1-2...

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