A pair of suspensions for hits to the head, one non-call infuriates Nathan MacKinnon while another frustrates Maple Leafs fans, Ducks coach tossed after no-goal confirmed via review, Capitals’ Milano nearly scores after a high stick, and a knee-on-knee takes out Fox at Rangers vs. Canes. Todd and Josh also discuss recent officiating comments by agent Allan Walsh, review a pair of jerseys not tied down in fights – only one was a penalty, and check out an on-ice penalty assessed to the fans.



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The Scouting The Refs Podcast is a weekly look at the world of officiating and player safety within the National Hockey League, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world. We’ll break down the calls and the rules behind them to help understand why a penalty or suspension was – or wasn’t – handed out. 

Todd Lewis is a veteran broadcaster covering the NHL and other major league sports. Lewis is a former host on the NHL Network and on NHL Network Radio. He’s also worked for TSN, Sportsnet as a host/anchor and is a producer of other programs. 

Josh Smith is the founder of Scouting the Refs, the leading independent site related to hockey officiating which follows hockey officials across the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world, including news, rule changes and interpretations, suspensions, and statistics on officials and penalty calls.