Day: March 23, 2016

Help Support Referee Butch Mousseaux, Still In Critical Condition

Referee Butch Mousseaux remains hospitalized in critical condition after falling on the ice during warm-ups of a WCHA game last Friday. “It’s just shocking to me how it happened,” Mousseaux’s wife, Macaire, told MLive.  “I get the logistics of it all that he had his hands in his pockets and was just casually skating backward and tripped somehow. He didn’t have an opportunity to break his fall and slammed his head.” Mousseaux is currently in a medically-induced coma in an attempt to reduce brain activity while the swelling on his brain decreases.  His family reported that the intercranial pressure was decreasing...

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Flyers’ Manning Scores First NHL Goal After Official Deflection

Sometimes you need a lucky bounce to help you break the ice. After 66 NHL games, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning was still looking for his first NHL goal.   He found it with a little help from an unintentional participant: the officials. A defensive clearing attempt from Philadelphia’s Andrew MacDonald deflected off linesman Scott Cherrey and bounced off the boards, slowing considerably. The puck skittered past referee Jean Hebert, where Manning picked it up and fired a top-shelf, glove-side blast to give the Flyers the lead. “It’s been a long time coming. Your first, everyone says you always remember it,”...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 3/23/16

Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders – 7:00 EST Referees Chris Rooney (#5) Games 2015-16: 57 Career Games: 958 First NHL Game: Nov 22 2000 Birthplace: Boston, MA   Rooney NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.2 26 5.3 PP/Gm 2.9 31 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.6 37 4 PIM/Gm 8.6 36 9.6 % of Penl on Home 47% 30 48% More Penl on Road 13% 4 7% Home Win % 60% 8 53% Home Rec. 34-23     Games to OT/SO 23% 17 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 41% 27% Rank 22 11 31 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14...

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