Day: October 29, 2014

Rangers’ John Moore Suspended 5 Games for Headshot

New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended five games for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula. The incident took place at 7:12 of the second period in Monday night’s game between the Rangers and Wild at Madison Square Garden. Moore was given a match penalty for intent to injure. Haula did not return to the game. From the NHL rulebook, an illegal hit to the head (Rule 48) is defined as “a hit resulting in contact with an opponent’s head where the head was the main point of contact and such...

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Sens Chris Neil Gets Jared Boll with the Ol’ Eye Gouge

Like any good brawler, Chris Neil has his ‘go-to’ moves.  Some guys like to use the chinstrap to twist the helmet.  Others pull down at the collar for leverage.   Neil appaeared to debut a new finishing move Wednesday night in a fight against the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jared Boll: the eye gouge. Both Boll and Neil were given five-minute fighting majors.  Neil was also given an additional two minutes for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ for the eye gouge. So why didn’t Neil get more than two minutes?     It seems all parties agreed that it was unintentional. Watch Neil apologize...

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You Make The Call: Was Flyers Game-Winner a Good Goal?

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn sped in on a breakway  into overtime. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made the initial stop. Schenn pulled up at the top of the crease, while Quick and the puck continued over the goal line. Referee Trevor Hanson, positioned behind the net, immediately waved off the potential game-winning goal. The officials conferred at center ice. In the discussion were veteran referee Dan O’Halloran and linesmen Derek Amell and Tim Nowak – all with 1,000-plus games under their belts as NHL officials.   After discussion, they determined it was a good goal.  Hanson confirmed with the Situation Room...

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Tonight’s NHL Officials – 10/29/14

Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals – 7:30 EDT Referees Mike Leggo #3 3.1 minor penalties per game 8.8 total PIM per game 6.9% more penalties called on road team 57.5% home team win percentage Win/Loss DET 4-1 WSH 1-3 Ghislain Hebert #22 3.9 minor penalties per game 10.3 total PIM per game 14.6% more penalties called on road team 46.5% home team win percentage Win/Loss DET 3-1 WSH 4-1 Linesmen Derek Amell #75, John Grandt #98 Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers – 10:00 EDT Referees Ian Walsh #29 3.5 minor penalties per game 9.0 total PIM per game...

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