Day: April 18, 2014

Hawks’ Coach Quenneville Disagrees With Call, Dances Disco, Grabs Junk, Gets Fined

In the second overtime of the opening playoff match between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues, things were tight.  As in any overtime, penalties are rare and advantages are few. The Blues were caught in the first overtime, with Vladimir Sobotka going off for an automatic puck-over-glass penalty. They did it again in overtime #2, this time with Ryan Reaves firing the puck into the crowd.   While killing that penalty, oops, the Blues did it again. Only, after the refs conferred on the ice, they opted not to penalize the Blues. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was...

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Tonight’s NHL Playoff Referees – 4/18/14

Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning – Game 2 – 7:00pm Tim Peel #20 3.4 minor penalties per game 11.3 PIM per game Record:  MTL 3-0, TBL 5-2 (Side note: MTL lost 9 straight when Peel was working, from 2011-13) Favors home team (20.7% more minors on road team) Home win %: 56.1% Average minors by team: MTL 1.2, Opponents 1.8 (57.1% more calls on Opp) TBL 1.7, Opponents 1.6 (4.2% fewer calls on Opp) Chris Rooney #5 4.1 minor penalties per game 13.0 PIM per game Record:  MTL 6-1, TBL 5-0 Favors home team (14.4% more minors on road team) Home win...

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Playoff Referee Pick ‘Em – Enter to Win

Think you can spot the best NHL officials?   The season started with over 30. Only 20 made it to the postseason.  Each round, the number gets smaller. Make your selections below and tell us which officials will make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final! This year’s Stanley Cup Playoff Ref Pick ‘Em is over! Congrats to Kevin M. from Massachusetts! Submit your picks for the NHL referees that will work each round.  All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT the day following the final first round playoff games. The person with the best picks...

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