Day: May 20, 2015

‘No Goal’ as Blackhawks’ Shaw Attempts Header in OT

Once you hit multiple overtimes, every little bounce is huge. With both teams tightening up defensively, it often comes down to one small error, one minor mistake, or a little bit of puck luck.  At 8:47 of double overtime in Game 2 between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks. Hawks forward Andrew Shaw decided to try to make a little luck of his own.  Having already netted a goal from his stick, he opted to try for one via his head. Unfortunately for Shaw, that’s against the rules.  Specifially, Rule 78.5: Apparent goals shall be disallowed by the...

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NHL Refs Mic’d Up: Sutherland & Rooney Discuss Lightning Goal

Another great video from the NHL takes us between the stripes for a discussion of Tyler Johnson’s 3-on-5 breakaway goal that opened the scoring in Game 2 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers.  Rooney: “I have St. Louis going into– You’re waving off because of the net?” Sutherland: “Yeah.” Rooney: “Okay, but St. Louis knocked the net off. If the puck’s on the way in, that could be a goal.” Sutherland: “Okay, let’s review this. I got no goal on the ice…” Rooney: “Sudsy!  Sudsy!  Do you want to switch the call on the ice to...

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NHL Refs Mic’d Up: Rangers/Lightning Game 1

The NHL has done an amazing job at giving us a look – and listen – to ice-level action during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Here’s a quick conversation between referees Steve Kozari and Dan O’Halloran from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals about the physicality ramping up between the two clubs. ...

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Will Tighter Standard From Game 2 Continue for Rangers-Lightning?

Referees Kelly Sutherland and Chris Rooney had their whistles out on Monday.  Only three playoff games this season saw more penalty minutes than the 34 racked up by the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers on Monday night.  The seven minors called in the first matched a playoff-high; no game has had more.  Only one game this postseason saw more power plays than the 11 handed out to the Bolts and Blueshirts.  Both teams looked to take advantage with the extra skater.  Tampa went 3-for-6 with the man advantage, while the Rangers went 2-for-5.  Of course, New York also gave up...

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Tonight’s NHL Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 5/20/15

New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning – 8:00 EST Referees Brad Watson (#23) Playoff Games 2015: 11 Career Playoff Games: 165 Reg Season Games: 1117 First NHL Game: Mar 7 1996 Birthplace: Regina, SK   Playoffs Regular Season Goals/Gm 4.7 5.0 PP/Gm 2.8 3.2 Penl/Gm 4.1 4.0 PIM/Gm 10.4 8.9 % Penl on Home Team 56% 48% More Penl on Rd Team -20% 10% Home Win % 63% 49% Home Rec. 7-4 37-38 OT Games 10% 25% Calls by Period   1st 2nd 3rd Reg Season 34% 39% 27% Playoffs 32% 32% 36% Team Records   ’15 Playoffs...

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