This Week: Shock, Dismay, and the Ross Colton Wrecking Crew:  Flames’ Magiapane suspended for cross-check, Bruins’ McAvoy has suspension upheld after appeal to commissioner Gary Bettman, Isles’ Barzal fined for high-sticking Canes’ DeAngelo, Canucks’ Demko run over on Draisaitl goal, Colorado’s Colton picks up 17 penalty minutes and a fine, no penalty after Ducks’ Henrique runs into Pens’ Jarry, and Edmonton Oilers’ coach Jay Woodcroft gets ejected by referee Kevin Pollock.



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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.