Day: June 1, 2016

Penalty Playback: Sharks/Penguins Cup Final Game 2

A look back at the penalty calls from Wednesday night’s Game 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks.  Referees for the game were Wes McCauley and Kelly Sutherland with linesmen Brian Murphy and Pierre Racicot.  1st Period, 12:09 – SJS Martin #7, Delay of Game/Puck Over Glass Called by Kelly Sutherland #11   2nd Period – SJS Martin #7, High Stick on PIT Malkin #71. Called by Kelly Sutherland #11.   2nd Period – PIT Cole #28, Interference on SJS Couture #39 Called by Kelly Sutherland...

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Mic’d Up: Refs in the Conference Finals

Head back down to ice level for a listen at the in-game chatter from the NHL referees during the Conference Finals of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.    Some highlights: Referee Eric Furlatt explains the whistle, then gives Blues coach Ken Hitchcock an opportunity to challenge the call.  (Frankly, with that explanation, I can’t imagine Hitchcock thinking it worth a challenge.  Furlatt was quite clear on what he saw.) “Watch the blue!” warns referee Dan O’Rourke.  “Stay out!” O’Rourke motivates both clubs as they battle along the boards: “Get it movin’ boys! Get that puck going! Come on! Battle boys!”...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Final Referees & Linesmen – Game 2

San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 EDT Referees Wes McCauley (#4) Playoff Gms 2016: 13 RS Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 886 First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003 Birthplace: Georgetown, ON   Playoffs PORank RegSeason RSRank Goals/Gm 4.9 15 5.5 8 PP/Gm 2.8 17 2.7 40 Penl/Gm 4.0 14 3.8 35 PIM/Gm 8.9 13 9.8 18 % of Penl on Home 46% 15 50% 4 More Penl on Road 17% 6 -1% 38 Home Win % 77% 1 55% 19 Home Rec. 10-3   41-34   Games to OT/SO 8% 14 25% 12 Calls by Period 1st...

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