Here’s a nice on-ice look – and listen – of the referees in action during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs:
- Jean Hebert kicks off the action at Rangers/Pens, sharing some AHL memories with goaltender Jeff Zatkoff.
- Dan O’Rourke and Chris Lee take a look at a replay. “We haven’t gotten anything yet,” says O’Rourke, later confirming the call on the ice.
- “Val!” calls referee Tim Peel. “That’s not a penalty. If I call that a penalty, that’s a tough standard to keep all night.”
- Referee Brad Watson spends quite a bit of time explaining a call to the Caps.
“Very good hit, but he hit him late,” says Watson.
“It’s a good hit,” argues Washington’s Tom Wilson.
“Yeah, but he hit him late,” says Watson. “Blindside. Blindside and late. If we don’t call that, we’re going to have a lot of those.”