Think you can spot the best NHL officials? The season started with over 30. Only 20 made it to the postseason. Each round, the number gets smaller. Make your selections below and tell us which officials will make it to the Conference Finals and all the way to the Stanley Cup Final!
Submit your picks for the NHL referees that will work the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final. All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT the day following the final second round playoff games.
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Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. CONTEST PERIOD The Contest begins on May 2, 2015 at 12:01am EDT and ends on or before May 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT (“Contest Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion. Submissions must be received within 6 hours of the completion of the last game of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. HOW TO ENTER You can enter the Contest through the Sponsor Website, scoutingtherefs.com. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form and participate in the contest. After submitting the required information on the entry form, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. One entry per person per email address. Only the first submission for each email address will be considered a valid entry. Subsequent submissions for the same email address will be disregarded. Entries with more selections than specified will be disqualified. Number of referees selected are as follows: Conference Finals – 8 Cup Final – 4 WINNER SELECTION All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. Correct referee selections earn 5 points for Conference Finals and 10 points for Stanley Cup Final. Entries will be totaled to come up with ref score. If multiple entrants are tied, highest scoring entries will move on to linesman rankings. Correct linesman selections earn 5 points for Conference Finals and 10 points for Stanley Cup Final. If multiple entrants are tied, highest scoring entries will move on to referee selections for Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final. If multiple entrants are tied, highest scoring entries will move on to total PIM in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final. Closest entry to actual PIM will be winner. 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