Day: October 20, 2014

Devils’ Havlat Injured After Collision with Referee

Martin Havlat’s had a long history of injuries over the course of his career.  He’s never played a complete 82-game season, and he’s only had two seasons of 75 or more games.   Once again, he’ll miss out on perfect attendance. The New Jersey Devils forward missed Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks after suffering facial lacerations in the Devils’ game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Havlat is currently day-to-day. Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera checked Havlat awkwardly into the boards.  Instead of the boards, though, Havlat collided with referee Darcy Burchell.  Havlat’s helmet pitched forward, his visor...

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NHL Not Publishing Divers

It’s Monday, which means it’s the day the NHL publishes its list of divers. At least, it would be… if they were actually publishing that list. From Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts: The Hockey Operations department decides every Monday on diving incidents from the previous week; whether to hand out warnings, or, after the first offence, fines. The NHL has decided not to make the warnings public. Individual players and teams can reveal if desired, but the league will not. Despite the league’s crackdown on diving, the strongest and likely most effective part of the punishment – public notice – won’t be...

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Tonight’s Officials – 10/20/14

Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers – 9:30 EDT Referees Steve Kozari #40 4.0 minor penalties per game 11.6 total PIM per game 15.4% more penalties called on road team 46.5% home team win percentage Win/Loss TBL 1-6 EDM 2-3 Dave Jackson #8 3.9 minor penalties per game 11.8 total PIM per game 7.9% more penalties called on road team 50.6% home team win percentage Win/Loss TBL 3-2 EDM 1-3 Linesmen Trent Knorr #63 Faceoffs – TBL: 48.4% (team avg of 49.2%) Faceoffs – EDM: 50.0% (team avg of 49.0%) Shane Heyer #55 Faceoffs – TBL: 47.5% (team avg 49.2%)...

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