Day: March 5, 2015

Leafs’ Panik Fined $2,000 For Diving

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik is the most recent player to be fined for embellishment by the NHL. His latest dive, which resulted in a $2,000 fine, came during the Leafs’ game against the Washington Capitals on March 1. Midway through the second period, Panik was hooked by Caps defenseman Mike Green. Green was sent to the box for hooking. After further review, the league has determined that Panik took a dive on the play.   Prior to the fine, Panik was issued a warning after diving in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on February 14. That...

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Senators’ Karlsson Disagrees With Offside Call

Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson didn’t necessarily agree with the linesman’s whistle in Wednesday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. He took a moment to share his thoughts (strong language): It wasn’t a great night for Karlsson as far as the officials were concerned.  He was whistled for two penalties in the game, one for slashing and one for putting the puck over the glass.  He may not have disputed those calls, but he sure wasn’t happy about this offside. (stick-tap to Robert...

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Angry KHL Coach Demonstrates Stick Penalties to Ref

Over in the KHL, Avangard Omsk and Barys Astana are in the midst of a a hard-fought first-round playoff series in the Gagarin Cup Playoffs. In game 4, Avangard Omsk head coach Raimo Summanen took issue with a missed penalty call. Rather than just voice his complaints, he offered to provide a demonstration to referee Mikhail Buturlin.   Summanen was off to a bad start with the refs. He was upset after a delaying the game penalty called against Omsk goaltender Dennis Kostin for covering the puck outside of the crease, followed by an interference penalty shortly after that put...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/5/15

Calgary Flames at Boston Bruins – 7:00 EST Referees Eric Furlatt (#27) Games 2014-15: 54 Career Games: 854 First NHL Game: Oct 8 2001 Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, QC Furlatt NHL Rank NHL Avg Goals/Gm 5.1 29 5.4 Power Plays/Gm 3.6 4 3.1 Penalties/Gm 4.4 9 4.1 PIM/Gm 10.3 15 10 % of Penl on Home Team 48% 16 48% More Penl on Road Team 8% 18 7% Home Win % 56% 7 48% Home Rec. 30-24 Games to OT/SO 19% 35 25% Calls by Period Per 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 29% 41% 30% Rank 38 6 17 Team Records 2014-15...

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