Day: December 10, 2014

Wild’s Scandella Suspended 2 Games for Head Shot

Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella is the latest to add his name to Stephane Quintal’s naughty list.  The blueliner has been suspended for two games for a headshot on New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson.   The play, ruled an illegal check to the head, happened at 17:32 of the third period of Tuesday night’s game. As Nelson, tied up with Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter, moves into the zone, Scandella drives into him.  Scandella’s left shoulder connects with Nelson’s jaw, making the head the primary point of contact on the hit. Scandella was given a two-minute minor for an illegal...

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Ref Helps Jackets’ Prout to Bench After Puck to Groin

Early in Tuesday night’ game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers, Jackets’ winger Dalton Prout was doing his part to try to keep the game scoreless. Prout dropped to his knees to block a Zac Rinaldo slapshot. He was succesful, though he probably didn’t intend to employ the particular part of his body that took the brunt of that shot. Prout was obviously a bit shaken up on the play. Thankfully, referee Greg Kimmerly was there to give him a helpful shove towards the bench.   (H/T to CBS Eye On...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 12/10/14

Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings – 8:00 EST Referees Darcy Burchell (#42) Games 2014-15: 7 Career Games: 29 First NHL Game: Jan 29 2013 Birthplace: St. Catharines, ON Burchell NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.5 14 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 2.8 37 3.3 Penalties/Gm 3.5 39 4.3 PIM/Gm 8.5 35 10.6 % of Penl on Home Team 46% 23 48% More Penl on Road Team 18% 10 10% Home Win % 43% 26 49% Home Record 3-4 Games to OT/SO 29% 10 25% Team Records 2014-15 2013-14 TOR 0-0 N/A DET 1-0 1-1 Chris Lee (#28) Games 2014-15:...

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