Day: December 28, 2013

A Referee’s Life – Featuring Tom Kowal

Flames fans, Calgary natives, and hockey fans in general need to check out the latest episode of NHL Life.  This one features veteran referee and Calgary resident Tom Kowal and his personal experience with the Calgary flood from last June. It also offers some great behind-the-scenes shots along with some mic’d-up, on-ice commentary. From the NHLOA: In the days leading up to June 20, 2013, the province of Alberta experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding described by the provincial government as the worst in Alberta’s history. Four people were confirmed dead as a direct result of the flooding...

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Tonight’s Officials – 12/28/13

New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders Referees: #12 Justin St. Pierre 3.7 minors/gm.   9.7 total PIM/game Favors home team (45.9% of calls against home team) #11 Kelly Sutherland 3.8  minors/gm.   12.1 total PIM/game Calls even home/road (49.6% of calls against home team) Linesmen:  #96 David Brisebois, #65 Pierre Racicot Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators Referees: Paul Devorski (10) 3.4 minors/gm. 10.5 total PIM/game Calls even home/road (50.7% of calls against home team) Ian Walsh (29) 3.6 minors/gm.  9.8 total PIM/game Favors home team (44.6% of calls against home team) Linesmen: Michel Cormier (76), Matt MacPherson (83) Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Referees: Frederick L’Ecuyer (17) 3.6 minors/gm.  10.5 total PIM/game Favors home team (43.7% of calls against home team – lowest in NHL) Brian Pochmara (16) 4.5 minors/gm. 14.0  total PIM/game Favors home team (48.7% of calls against home team) Linesmen: Tim Nowak (77), Steve Barton (59) Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers Referees: #22 Ghislain Hebert 4.2 minors/gm.  12.2 total PIM/game Calls even home/road (50.0% of calls against home team) #38 Francois St. Laurent 4.1 minors/gm.  13.1 total PIM/game Calls even home/road (49.8% of calls against home team Linesmen:  #75 Derek Amell; #70 Derek Nansen Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Referees: #20 Tim Peel 3.5 minors/gm.   11.1 total PIM/game Favors home team (45.4% of calls against home team) #36 Dean Morton 4.0 minors/gm.  13.3  total PIM/game Calls...

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