Day: January 27, 2014

Tonight’s Officials – 1/27/14

Boston Bruins at New York Islanders Referees: Frederick L’Ecuyer #17 3.6 minor penalties per game 9.6 total PIM per game Favors home team (43.5% minors called vs. home) – Lowest in NHL Kevin Pollock #33 3.2 minor penalties per game 10.0 total PIM per game Favors home team (47.2% minors called vs. home) Linesmen: Derek Amell #75, Steve Barton #59   Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes Referees: Ian Walsh #29 3.5 minor penalties per game 9.3 total PIM per game Favors home team (45.5% minors called vs. home) Dan O’Halloran #13 3.3 minor penalties per game 9.5 total...

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Stadium Series: Did Stepan Deserve a Penalty Shot?

Two Stadium Series games, two penalty shots. In Saturday night’s tilt between Anaheim and Los Angeles, Kings forward Anze Kopitar was hooked from behind.  Brad Watson called for a penalty shot, but Kopitar failed to convert. Kopitar with the first ever @NHL outdoor penalty shot in LA; save by the orange. — #LAKings (@LAKings) January 26, 2014 Less than 24 hours later, the New York Rangers’ Derek Stepan found himself in a similar situation.  Midway through the third period, with the Rangers already up 6-3 in their Stadium Series game against New Jersey at Yankee Stadium, the Minnesota native...

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Situation Room: Stadium Series New York

Two reviews made their way up to the NHL Situation Room during Sunday afternoon’s Stadium Series game between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils: At 2:48 of the second period in the Rangers/Devils game, video review supported the referee’s call on the ice that Dominic Moore’s pass deflected off Mats Zuccarello’s left skate and into the New Jersey net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 “A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player’s skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal.” Good goal New York Rangers.   At 13:53...

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