Day: March 1, 2014

Hamonic Suspended One Game for Instigating

If you instigate a fight in the last five minutes of the game, you’re going to have a bad time. More specificially, you’re going to get a night off. New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic, have a seat over there. Hamonic will miss the Islanders’ next game – Sunday against the Florida Panthers.  He’s received an automatic one-game suspension for picking a fight with Ryan Carter in the final minutes of the team’s blowout loss to the New Jersey Devils.  Carter was going off for a line change when he was blindsided by Hamonic. It was Hamonic’s second fight of...

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Tonight’s Refs – Stadium Series: Hawks/Penguins

Marc Joannette  #25 NHL referee since 1999 902 regular season games 96 playoff games 3.60 minor penalties per game 10.7 PIM per game 47.6% calls against home team Chicago is 2-0 under Joannette; Pens are 1-2. Avg 2.00 minors/gm vs CHI; 1.50 vs their opponents (League avg 2.00/gm CHI; 1.67 opponents, per referee) Avg 1.83 minors/gm vs PIT; 2.17 on their opponents (League avg 2.07/gm PIT; 2.07/gm opponents, per referee) Native of Verdun, Quebec Chris Rooney #5 NHL referee since 2000 802 regular season games 35 playoff games 4.23 minor penalties per game 12.3 total PIM per game 46.2%...

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Today’s NHL Referees – 3/1/14

Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks Check out our Stadium Series referee preview  Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins Referees: Rob Martell (#26)  3.19 minor penalties per game  9.0 total PIM per game Favors home team (47.5% minors called vs. home)  Francois St. Laurent (#38)  4.07 minor penalties per game  12.8 total PIM per game Favors home team (48.5% minors called vs. home) Linesmen: Brad Kovachik (#71) & Kiel Murchison (#79) New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders Referees: Greg Kimmerly (#18)  3.44 minor penalties per game  10.5 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (49.3 % minors called vs. home) Brian Pochmara...

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Brad Meier Waves off Wild Goal for Apparent ‘No-Touch Interference’

Midway through the first period of their game against the Canucks, Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard tied up the game, blasting a shot past Vancouver netminder Eddie Lack. No.  Scratch that.  No he didn’t.   The shot was a perfect one, but the goal didn’t count. Looked like Wild tied game but goal waved off because of interference by Haula. No goal, no penalty — Adam Kimelman (@NHLAdamK) March 1, 2014 Referee Brad Meier waved it off, claiming goaltender interference by Minnesota’s Erik Haula.   There’s no point in asking about a video review.  Interference is the ref’s call on...

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