Once again, the NHL sends us down to ice-level with the on-ice officials. Here’s a look at some of the action from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning.
“You heard me whistle the whistle, boys,” McCauley starts off. “Here we go!”
“Kicked his feet out,” he says after the ice-level camera gives a great view of a textbook demonstration of a tripping call.
During a stoppage, McCauley and referee Kevin Pollock discuss the call as well as how they’re splitting their focus in the zone. The duo then discuss an open ice hit that McCauley ruled was a clean play.
“They’re trying to play games with you – they’ve got six guys on the ice,” warns a Tampa player from the bench.
“I know, but the best part of my game is my line changes,” replies McCauley. “They can’t get it over my line changes!”
Ironically, the only too-many-men penalty of the night was called against the Lightning. So much for that warning…