Day: December 16, 2013

No Suspension for Bortuzzo Hit on D’Amigo

Toronto Maple Leaf Jerry D’Amigo was lunging for the puck and bent down to extend his reach.  Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert  Bortuzzo, who’d already established position, followed through on his check.  It would’ve been a solid, clean check from Bortuzzo if D’Amigo was upright. He wasn’t, and D’Amigo’s head made contact with Bortuzzo’s arm.   What do you think?  Headshot?  Suspension-worthy?   Here’s why it shouldn’t be: Rule 48 – Illegal Check to the Head 48.1 Illegal Check to the Head – A hit resulting in contact with an opponent’s head where the head was the main point of contact...

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Tonight’s Officials – 12/16/13

Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins Referees: Mike Leggo (3) – 3.2 minors/game. 8.6 total PIM/game. The Leafs are 0-1-0 when Leggo’s working this year. This is Leggo’s first Pens game of the season. Leggo tends to favor the home team – just 44.1% of his minor penalties called were against the hosts. TJ Luxmore (49)– Working just his 2nd NHL game. 4.0 minors/10 PIM in his one appearance Linesmen: Jonny Murray (95); Steve Barton (59)   Winnipeg Jets at Columbus Blue Jackets Referees: Gord Dwyer (19) – 4.2 minors/game. 13.3 total PIM/game. The Jets have an OT loss...

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