Day: October 17, 2013

Brouwer Headshot on Callahan: No Discipline

In Wednesday night’s ‘Rivalry Night’ matchup on NBC Sports Network, Troy Brouwer made a dangerous hit on Derek Stepan.  The collision happened early in the third period, with the Rangers leading 2-0 at the Verizon Center. No penalty was assessed on the play.  Referees Chris Rooney and Justin St. Pierre called a tight game, but somehow they missed this one.  Brouwer should have at least been whistled for a two-minute interference penalty for the collision.   Stepan left the ice and headed directly to the locker room, based on NHL concussion policies: Stepan said he knew he was fine on...

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Tonight’s Officials – 10/17/13

Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres Referees: Kelly Sutherland (#11), Don VanMassenhoven (#21) Linesmen: Tim Nowak (#77), Michel Cormier (#76) Carolina Hurricanes at  Toronto Maple Leafs Referees: Brad Watson (#23), Steve Kozari (#40) Linesmen: Brad Kovachik (#71), Don Henderson (#91) Edmonton Oilers at New York Islanders Referees: Wes McCauley (#4), Kyle Rehman (#37) Linesmen: Scott Cherrey (#50), Scott Driscoll (#68) Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Referees: Dave Jackson (#8); Dan O’Halloran (#13) Linesmen: Mike Cvik (#88); Greg Devorski (#54) Columbus Blue Jackets at Montreal Canadiens Referees: Ghislain Hébert (#22), François St-Laurent (#38) Linesmen: Derek Amell (#75), Matt MacPherson (#83) New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators Referees: Darcy Burchell (#42), Chris Rooney (#5)...

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Russian Junior Team Stops Playing to Protest Officiating

The Orenberg White Tigers of the MHL, a Russian junior league, were not pleased with the officiating in back-to-back games against Ak Bars.  In protest of two poorly-called games, the team simply stopped skating. From Puck Daddy’s Dmitri Chesnokov: “I had complaints about the referee after the first game,” [head coach Sergei Syurdyaev] told Sovietsky Sport. “For example, he gave out minor penalties to a player who dropped his gloves during a fight. But at a minimum this is a minor penalty plus a 10 minute misconduct! He may should have been kicked out of the game altogether! I tried to influence...

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