Day: January 25, 2016

Flyers’ Simmonds Has Goal Challenged for Offside

Coach’s challenges have been a mixed blessing.  Proponents are glad to see the right call being made. Opponents are willing to cede a bit of accuracy with the understanding that, occasionally, breaks – or mistakes – will go either way.  As any official will tell you, their goal is to make the right call.  If it takes review to get it done, so be it.  Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien challenged the Flyers’ opening goal in Monday night’s game, arguing that they play was offside.  Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek carried the puck over the blue line as defenseman Michael Del...

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NHL Announces All-Star Game Referees & Linesmen

The stage is set. The venue is ready, as are the players — who’ll be outfitted in black and white (Nice color choices, by the way).  We’ve even got the celebrity coaches.  Now all we need are the officials.    Referees Ian Walsh and Dan O’Rourke have been selected to officiate the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville with linesmen Vaughan Rody and Jonny Murray.    Walsh, 43, a Philadelphia native, worked his first game on October 14, 2000. He’s since worked 887 regular season games along with 16 playoff games. Walsh made the postseason four consecutive seasons from...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 1/25/16

Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders – 7:00 EST Referees Greg Kimmerly (#18) Games 2015-16: 35 Career Games: 1117 First NHL Game: Nov 30 1996 Birthplace: Toronto, ON   Kimmerly NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 22 5.2 PP/Gm 2.7 37 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.4 37 3.9 PIM/Gm 8.1 35 9.5 % of Penl on Home 46% 34 48% More Penl on Road 15% 7 8% Home Win % 49% 39 65% Home Rec. 17-18     Games to OT/SO 20% 25 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 36% 37% 26% Rank 11 20 32 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15...

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