Day: December 11, 2013

Handzus: Skate to Stick, Nothing But Net

Chicago Blackhawks forward Michal Handzus drove to the net shorthanded in an effort to extend his club’s lead over the Philadelphia Flyers.  The pass from Marcus Kruger handcuffed Handzus and ended up in his skates, where he kicked it ahead.  The puck appeared to enter the net directly off his skate. On the ice, referee Ghislain Hebert called it a goal.   It was up to Toronto. After further review, you can see the puck glance off his stick. Handzus didn’t get much of it, but had enough to visibly tip the puck up on edge. The best part...

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Suspension Coming for Schenn Cross-Check?

Ghislain Hebert was less than 10 feet away. He was looking directly at Schenn and Versteeg. He called nothing. Kris Versteeg was lucky to escape injury on the play. Brayden Schenn shouldn’t be so lucky to escape a call from Brendan Shanahan.   This deserves at least one game.   Dangerous cross-check to the head of Versteeg by Brayden Schenn. Referee was right there, but called nothing. #THNLive — The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) December 12, 2013 Schenn crosschecks Versteeg in the head. He was remorseful about it, though that doesn't take away the fact that he targeted at guy's...

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Tonight’s Officials -12/11/13

  Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs Referees: Dennis LaRue (14), Jean Hebert (15) LaRue averages 4.0 calls per game (10.7 minutes in penalties). Hebert is at 4.5 (11.5 minutes).  LaRue leads all officials with 6 game misconduct calls.  LaRue worked Toronto vs. Boston on December 8 and was one of the referees who left Dion Phaneuf unpenalized for his hit on Boston’s Kevan Miller Linesmen: Vaughan Rody (73), Derek Amell (75)   Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks Referees: Ghislain Hebert (22), Don VanMassenhoven (21) Hebert is middle-of the-pack, averaging 4.8 penalties (11.6 miuntes) called per game. Veteran...

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