NHL Referees were mic’d up for this weekend’s Stanley Cup Playoff action!
Highlights include an exchange between referee Chris Rooney and Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner and Gord Dwyer explaining a non-call to Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck. There’s also a good discussion between Rooney and Ryan Reaves of the Vegas Golden Knights.
“You missed a couple [of calls] down low,” Reaves tells the official.
“I missed a couple?” asks Rooney. “Oh!”
“I think one I owe you, though. That’s it,” replies Reeves.
There’s also some great examples of the on-ice communication between officials and players before a penalty is called.
“Helmet! Helmet! Helmet!” yells one referee after Islander forward Anders Lee continues play without his bucket, reminding him to retrieve the helmet or head to the bench.
Take a listen!