Day: March 12, 2014

Tonight’s NHL Referees – 3/12/14

Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens Referees: Ghislain Hebert #22 4.2 minor penalties per game 11.2 total PIM per game Favors home team (46.9% minors called vs. home) Marc Joannette #25 3.6 minor penalties per game 10.7 total PIM per game Favors home team (47.6% minors called vs. home) Linesmen: Steve Barton #59, Michel Cormier #76 Supervisor: Bill McCreary Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets Referees: Francis Charron #6 3.7 minor penalties per game 10.0 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (49.4% minors called vs. home) Brad Meier #34 4.1 minor penalties per game 12.6 total PIM per game Favors...

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Blue Jackets’ Comeau Suspended Two Games For Hit

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau was in his second game back after five nights in the pressbox, and he was determined to make an impact in the lineup. Unfortunately, his impact on Wings’ Brendan Smith has him right back out of the Columbus lineup.  He’s been suspended two games for this hit: Comeau was assessed a minor penalty for boarding and one for diving at 12:47 of the first period. Smith was given a penalty for cross-checking. Here’s a summary of the exchange via @JJfromKansas over at Winging In In Motown: Comeau drives Smith face-first into the boards on a forecheck....

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Disallowed Goal Devastating for Flyers

The NHL General Managers are currently meeting in Boca Raton to discuss league issues and possible rule changes, including possible expansion of what can be reviewed by the league’s situation room.  The Flyers and Devils gave them a perfect case to discuss in Tuesday night’s game. With the Devils leading by one late in the third, Philadelphia’s Scott Hartnell drove to the net.  New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov attempted a hit, bounced off Hartnell, and fell to the ice.  The two slid into the goal crease – and goaltender Martin Brodeur – along with the puck. Voracek: "With 40 seconds left,...

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MLB Video Review Overturns Call for First Time

Through 20 challenges this preseason, Major League Baseball’s newly-implemented replay system has done nothing more than verify the accuracy of the calls made on the field.  That is, until Tuesday, when it proved the umpire wrong. The contested play happened in the eighth inning, with the bases loaded and one out. Anaheim was leading the game 5-3. Angels shortstop Tommy Field flipped a grounder to second baseman Andrew Romine.  Romine looked to turn a double-play, but dropped the ball on the attempt, earning only the force out at second. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the call. A review determined...

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