Day: May 26, 2016

All Access: Refs Discuss Callahan Penalty on Letang Hit

There’s a ton of great footage in the first episode of Showtime’s NHL All Access.  From an officiating standpoint, one of the highlights centers on Game 1 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins.   Pens defensman Kris Letang receives a high, hard hit from Tampa’s Ryan Callahan.  The Lightning winger received a five-minute major for boarding from referees Francis Charron and Wes McCauley.   The officials were mic’d up for their discussion of the play. “He hits him pretty hard,” says linesman Jonny Murray, “Even though he knows he’s going to get hit.” “It’s boarding, responds referee Wes McCauley. “It’s not...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Referees & Linesmen – 5/26/16

* Assignments subject to change, especially when it comes to who’s starting/standby in a Game 7. Despite the regular pairing of McCauley/Charron through the playoffs so far, we’re betting on a changeup for Game 7 with Sutherland – who would’ve been in the regular rotation to work tonight – partnering with McCauley. Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 EDT Referees Wes McCauley (#4) Playoff Gms 2016: 12 RS Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 886 First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003 Birthplace: Georgetown, ON   Playoffs PORank RegSeason RSRank Goals/Gm 5.1 13 5.5 8 PP/Gm 2.8 17 2.7...

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