Day: April 15, 2016

Officially Speaking: End-of-Season Mailbag

By Mark Lichtenfeld.  Originally published at   Dear OS: I’m pretty sure you were on the two-man crew for my kid’s PeeWee game at the Presidents’ Day tournament. There was a blatant trip in our offensive zone in the third period. It was right in front of your partner on the goal line by the boards and neither of you called squat. Our team lost 4-3, and honestly, I expected better from a veteran like yourself. Guess our St. George referees perform differently. OS: The only reason I still remember that play is because that was my only...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Referees & Linesmen – 4/15/16

Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning – 7:00 EST Referees Francois St. Laurent (#38) Games 2015-16: 45 Career Games: 527 First NHL Game: Nov 10 2005 Birthplace: Greenfield Park, QC St. Laurent NHLRank NHLAvg Goals/Gm 5.5 8 5.3 PP/Gm 3.2 16 3.1 Penl/Gm 4 19 4 PIM/Gm 9.1 35 9.7 % of Penl on Home 49% 8 48% More Penl on Road 5% 27 8% Home Win % 60% 6 54% Home Rec. 27-18 Games to OT/SO 27% 7 22% Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Pctg 32% 37% 31% Rank 25 28 10 Team Records ’15-16 ’14-15...

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Refs: “We Missed It” On Sharks’ Waved-Off Goal

The Sharks and Kings were tied at two midway through Game One.  The next goal was a big one. Unfortunately for the Sharks, that goal was waved off. With a delayed penalty coming up to the Kings, San Jose pulled their goaltender for an extra skater.  Logan Couture, who had just jumped on, deflected a point shot from Justin Braun. The rebound went to Tomas Hertl, who pushed it past a sprawling Jonathan Quick on his second attempt.   The puck was in the net, but the whistle had already blown.  Referee Brad Meier waved off the goal.    ...

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