Scouting the Refs - First Call: Stadium Series

Congratulations to Rhodes Dolan, whose guess for the first penalty in the Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks was the closest.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brendan Dillon was the first to head to the penalty box. He was called for holding at 6:33 of the first period.

Rhodes wins a REFcore prize pack that includes a t-shirt and a riot pad.

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Some notes from the entries:

  • Calls: Hooking was the most common guess (39%), followed by tripping (21%).  Holding, the actual penalty, ranked fifth, behind also hooking, tripping, roughing (8%), and interference (7%).
  • Teams: 65% of you thought the Kings would take the first penalty.
  • Players: LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford was the top guess (13%), followed by his teammates Dustin Brown (12%) and Drew Doughty (11%).  Brent Burns (9%) was the highest-ranked Shark.

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