Day: April 6, 2014

Linesman Kovachik Injured at Blues/Avs

Linesman Brad Kovachik was injured  in Saturday night’s battle between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche.   Blues winger Chris Porter carried the puck into the offensive zone where he was hit by the Avs’ Gabriel Landeskog and Erik Johnson.  Brad Kovachik was caught in between them and pinned against the glass. He left the game at 12:50 of the second period for repairs. Per Peter McNab, linesman Kovachik got cut and getting stitched up #Avs — Adrian Dater (@adater) April 5, 2014 Kovachik did not return.   Kovalchuk was reportedly mildly concussed, though no official update has...

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Today’s NHL Referees – 4/6/14

St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks – 12:30pm Referees: Justin St. Pierre #12 3.8 minor penalties per game 9.7 total PIM per game Favors home team (14.9% more minors called on road team) Records: STL 1-1, CHI 4-2 Chris Lee #28 4.0 minor penalties per game 11.1 total PIM per game Favors home team (15.0% more minors called on road team) Records: STL 4-0, CHI 3-1 Linesmen: Scott Cherrey #50, Greg Devorski #54 Dallas Stars at Florida Panthers – 5:00pm Referees: Francis Charron #6 3.5 minor penalties per game 10.1 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (50/50% split between home...

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