Day: December 10, 2013

Tonight’s Officials – 12/10/13

Ottawa Senators at Buffalo Sabres Referees: Tom Kowal (32), Justin St. Pierre (12) Linesmen:  Steve Barton (59), Scott Driscoll (68) Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens Referees: Francis Charron (6), Kevin Pollock (33) Linesmen: Scott Cherrey (50), Mike Cvik (88) Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Referees: Greg Kimmerly (18), Brad Meier (34) Linesmen:  Matt MacPherson (83), Andy McElman (90) New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets Referees: Kyle Rehman #37,  Don VanMassenhoven #21 L Linesmen: David Brisebois #96,  Vaughan Rody #73 Nashville Predators at New York Rangers Referees: Jean Hebert #15, Marc Joannette #25 Linesmen: Tony Sericolo #84, Mark Wheler #56 Anthem: Dominic Chianese Detroit Red Wings...

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Leafs Phaneuf Suspended for Two Games

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit on the Bruins’ Kevan Miller. Toronto's Dion Phaneuf has been suspended 2 games for boarding Bruins' Kevan Miller. A video of the decision will be available later today. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 10, 2013 Phaneuf will miss the club’s upcoming games against the Kings and the Blues.  He will forfeit $66,666.66 in salary. The incident occurred in Sunday’s game between the Leafs and Bruins.  Phaneuf was not penalized on the play.  Somehow, referees Tim Peel and Dennis LaRue both missed what was an obvious check-through-the-numbers. Miller did...

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NHL Linesman Murphy Officiates 1500th Game

Congrats to NHL linesman Brian Murphy, who recently hit a major career milestone. On December 7, Murphy suited up for the Winnipeg Jets’ visit to Tampa to play the Lightning. That game marked the 1,500th appearance of Murphy’s NHL career. You may not have noticed him out there.  That’s just fine with Murphy.   “You’re not out there to be noticed,” Murphy told the New York Times back in 2009. “No one at the end of the day is going to tell you that you did a good job.” Murphy joined the NHL in 1988.  His first game in stripes was October...

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