Day: June 4, 2015

Referee Wes McCauley Mic’d Up for Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Once again, the NHL sends us down to ice-level with the on-ice officials. Here’s a look at some of the action from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. “You heard me whistle the whistle, boys,” McCauley starts off. “Here we go!” “Kicked his feet out,” he says after the ice-level camera gives a great view of a textbook demonstration of a tripping call. During a stoppage, McCauley and referee Kevin Pollock discuss the call as well as how they’re splitting their focus in the zone. The duo then discuss an...

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Hawks’ Versteeg Suffers Insult, Injury on Interference Call

Talk about adding insult to injury. Chicago’s Kris Versteeg found himself nursing his wounds in the penalty box after an unfortunate collision with Tampa goaltender Ben Bishop left the Blackhawks winger bloodied. Versteeg was on his way to the net when he lost the puck and was bumped by Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman. The Chicago forward’s momentum carried him into the crease, where he knocked over goalie Ben Bishop en route to a faceplant into the far goalpost. Versteeg went down. Referee Wes McCauley’s arm went up. The Hawks winger went off for goaltender interference. Versteeg was on the ice for...

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