Day: November 27, 2013

Kerry Fraser Weighs In on a Broken Tooth as Evidence

In his “C’mon Ref” column over at TSN, former NHL referee Kerry Fraser looks at evidence and how it applies to high-sticking: Hi Kerry, Early in the second period of Monday’s game between Los Angeles and Vancouver, Kings player Jake Muzzin hit Canuck Daniel Sedin with a high stick, knocking a tooth out. Sedin clearly showed the tooth to the referees, yet Muzzin received only a two-minute minor. Why was this not a double minor? Thanks, Shaun from Vancouver   Based on the physical evidence presented by Daniel Sedin to Referee Steve Kozari and the calm and accepting demeanor coach John Tortorella...

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Hurricanes’ Westgarth Suspended Two Games for Boarding

Kevin Westgarth went to Princeton.  Despite his Ivy league education, he made a very stupid play when he boarded Sens’ defenseman Mark Borowiecki. Now he can put those brain cells back to work as he ruminates over his actions while he gets a league-mandated two games in the pressbox. From the NHL: Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 354 in Raleigh on Sunday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.   The incident occurred at 7:55 of the first period. Westgarth...

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Tonight’s Officials – 11/27/13

Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Referees: Paul Devorski (10), Dean Morton (36) Linesmen: Jonny Murray (95), David Brisebois (96) Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils Referees: Marc Joannette (25), Chris Rooney (5) Linesmen:  Jay Sharrers (57), Mark Shewchyk (92) Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders Referees: #42 Darcy Burchell, #11 Kelly Sutherland Linesmen:  #83 Matt MacPherson, #70 Derek Nansen Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals Referees: Eric Furlatt (27), Jean Hebert (15) Linesmen:  Brian Murphy (93), Tim Nowak (77) Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets Referees: Justin St. Pierre #12 & Dave Jackson #8 Linesmen: Greg Devorski #54 & Lonnie Cameron #74 Phoenix Coyotes at Minnesota Wild...

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