It’s all about positioning for an official. You need to be in the right spot to make sure you don’t miss a call. You also try to do your best to stay out of the play. Unfortunately for referee Ghislain Hebert, he found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In a scoreless first period between the Senators and the Blue Jackets, Ottawa’s Erik Condra runs right into the official, giving Columbus forward Matt Calvert a clear shot at the net.
Watch as Condra nearly runs into Hebert a second time as he tries to move the puck out of the zone.
Here’s another angle on the play from the fans’ side of the glass, courtesy Peter Tanner: