Day: January 4, 2015

Avs’ McLeod Celebrates Goal, Nearly Punches Ref

Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was fired up to have tied the game late in the second period. His wraparound attempt squeaked past Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney to knot things up at 3-3. McLeod pumped his fist in celebration… right as referee Jean Hebert was skating behind the net. Close call for the...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/4/15

Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes – 1:00 EST Referees Paul Devorski (#10) Games 2014-15: 30 Career Games: 1553 First NHL Game: Oct 14 1989 Birthplace: Guelph, ON Devorski NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.9 7 5.3 Power Plays/Gm 3.1 26 3.3 Penalties/Gm 4.1 27 4.3 PIM/Gm 10.5 19 10.4 % of Penl on Home Team 46% 30 48% More Penl on Road Team 16% 8 9% Home Win % 50% 19 49% Home Record 15-15 Games to OT/SO 27% 17 27% Team Records 2014-15 2013-14 BOS 1-0 4-2 CAR 1-0 1-4 Francois St. Laurent (#38) Games 2014-15: 31 Career...

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Wild’s Bickel Racks Up 39 PIM in Loss to Stars

Coming into tonight’s tilt against the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild tough guy Stu Bickel has only found his way into eight games, with just one minor and one fight.  When your grasp on your roster spot is dependent on the grit you bring to the lineup, that’s not going to cut it. Bickel went all out tonight. When the dust settled, he had amassed a whopping 37 penalty minutes in just 1:29 of ice time. He eased into things with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at 5:03 of the third. Seven minutes later, he posted a career high.  Bickel picked up...

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Rangers Goal Missed on Ice, Awarded by Situation Room

Coming out of the Board of Governors’ meetings, the NHL decided that the Situation Room would be able to signal the on-ice crew if a confirmed goal was missed on the ice.   Previously, teams needed to wait for the next stoppage before a review could be initiated.  This had the potential to lead to long stretches of ‘lost time’ where any subsequent goals would be called back (but penalties would stand). On Saturday night, the Situation Room tested out this new approach. New York Rangers’ forward Jesper Fast one-timed a Kevin Hayes pass from behind the net. Sabres...

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