Head down to ice level for a mic’d up look at Game 5 between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames. It’s always cool to check out what’s said on the ice — especially between the players and the officials. Referees for this one were Chris Lee and Brad Watson. Linesmen were Brad Kovachik and Bryan Pancich.
It all kicks off with referee Brad Watson: “Okay, here we go! Jack – that’ll cost ya! If you’re gonna whack at the goalie, expect to get called.”
Watson makes another appearance at the 0:33 mark, telling Flames coach Bob Hartley, “I’m not a linesman, man.” To which Hartley replies, “I know, but you can talk. You’re the boss.”
The officials also discuss the hit on Corey Perry. “I don’t have any intent there,” Watson tells Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “They just clipped. They collided.”