Day: April 1, 2016

NHL Fines Hanzal, Kadri, Yakupov For Diving

The NHL has fined three players in the latest round of diving citations.  Arizona’s Martin Hanzal, Toronto’s Nazem Kadri (twice!), and Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov are the latest to be hit with fines for embellishment.  Martin Hanzal Hanzal was warned after a December 6 game against the Carolina Hurricanes. His second dive – which resulted in the $2,000 fine – came midway through the first period of the Coyotes’ March 12 game against the Edmonton Oilers. He drew a minor penalty for hooking to Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl and was assessed a minor penalty for embellishment on the play. Nazem Kadri Kadri...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 4/1/16

Minnesota Wild at Detroit Red Wings – 7:30 EST Referees Dan O’Halloran (#13) Games 2015-16: 58 Career Games: 1211 First NHL Game: Oct 1 1995 Birthplace: Essex, ON O’Halloran NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.3 17 5.3 PP/Gm 3.1 24 3.1 Penl/Gm 3.8 29 4 PIM/Gm 8.7 35 9.6 % of Penl on Home 50% 4 48% More Penl on Road 0% 34 7% Home Win % 47% 34 53% Home Rec. 27-31 Games to OT/SO 24% 13 23% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 39% 28% Rank 20 17 20 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14 MIN 3-1 3-3...

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Panthers Penalized Twice For Rats On Ice

If an arena gives something away to fans, there’s chance it will end up on the ice. During dollar hot dog night in Philly, a flying frank landed on the playing surface late in the game. That was nothing compared to the deluge of rodents from last night’s game between the New Jersey Devils and the Florida Panthers. To commemorate the Panthers’ 1996 trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the team decided to give away thousands of rats prior to the game. What could go wrong? It only took until the first Panthers goal to find out. A warning...

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