Day: November 16, 2014

Helmet Problem Costs Habs’ Tokarski

Dustin Tokarski was not happy to have lost his shutout bid, especially on a goal that occurred while he was hoping for a stoppage in play. With the Red Wings on the power play, a crowd gathered at the top of the crease.  Defenders PK Subban and Alexei Emelin battled with Detroit’s Riley Sheahan.  During the play, Tokarski was bumped. Subban nearly fell on top of him. The Habs’ goaltender lost his stick and suffered some sort of helmet malfunction. He gestured toward referee Rob Martell, tapping his helmet. Play continued.  Tokarski hardly had time to retrieve his stick and get...

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Tonight’s NHL Officials – 11/16/14

San Jose Sharks at Carolina Hurricanes – 5:00 EST Referees Kevin Pollock (#33) 3.1 minor penalties per game 9.9 PIM per game 1140% more calls on road team 54% home win percentage Greg Kimmerly (#18) 3.3 minor penalties per game 11 PIM per game 6% more calls on road team 60% home win percentage Linesmen Darren Gibbs (#66), Brian Mach (#78) Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild – 5:00 EST Referees Justin St. Pierre (#12) 3.7 minor penalties per game 10.4 PIM per game 16.3% more calls on road team 52% home win percentage Brad Watson (#23) 3.8 minor penalties per game...

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Linesman Brian Mach Loses Edge During Penalty Call

That ice can be slippery… even for an experienced official like NHL linesman Brian Mach. The eagle-eyed crew over at Russian Machine Never Breaks caught a minor gaffe during a penalty call in Saturday’s Capitals game.  As referee Tim Peel announces the call, watch linesmen Brian Mach lose an edge along the center line. For a guy who makes his career watching lines, you’d think he’d be used to not tripping over them.   (GIFs via...

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Rangers Win, Then Lose Shootout After Review

After further review, the Rangers lose.   New York defenseman Dan Boyle scored the apparent shootout winner in the third round of the post-game skills competition. The Rangers celebrated.  Both teams filed off their benches and headed toward their respective locker rooms.  The horn sounded, signalling a call from Toronto.  Referee Kelly Sutherland headed to the phone. There was no goal on the play.   The shootout would continue.   Review of the play caught the fact that the puck deflected off the post, off Boyle’s stick, and past Fleury.  That subtle bounce would’ve been impossible to spot  with the...

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Flames Bollig Steamrolls Linesman Don Henderson

According to the official scoresheet, Flames forward Brandon Bollig didn’t record a hit in Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators.  Linesman Don Henderson might disagree. The veteran official was caught along the boards during the first period of the game when Bollig tried to chip the puck up ice and chase after it.  Bollig stepped up – and into – Henderson, knocking him to the ice. After the buzzer sounded to end the first period, Bollig skated up to Henderson, reportedly to apologize for the the hit. Henderson was not injured on the...

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