Day: May 2, 2016

Mic’d Up: Referee Kelly Sutherland at Blues/Blackhawks Game 6

Referee Kelly Sutherland strapped on a mic for Game 6 between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks during the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sutherland worked the game alongside referee Dave Jackson and linesmen Greg Devorski and Derek Nansen.   Sudsy’s one of the more talkative guys on the ice, which helps let player know what he’s thinking — and when they’re getting close to a penalty.  Take a listen:   The Blackhawks went on to win the game 6-3 to force a Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues.  Sutherland and Jackson called...

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Caps’ Orpik Suspended Three Games For Interference

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik spent 10 years doling out heavy hits for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now he’ll miss three playoff games after an illegal check against a former teammate.   Orpik illegally checked Pens blueliner Olli Maatta at 4:13 of the first period of Saturday’s Game 2 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. The Capitals defender was given a minor penalty for interference by referees Dan O’Halloran and Kevin Pollock.   Maatta did not return to the game. He’ll also reportedly miss Monday’s rematch in Pittsburgh.  Here’s the ruling from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety:  Interference is one of...

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Tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Referees & Linesmen – 5/2/16

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 EDT Referees Francis Charron (#6) Playoff Gms 2016: 6 RS Games 2015-16: 75 Career Games: 367 First NHL Game: Apr 5 2010 Birthplace: Ottawa, ON   Playoffs PORank RegSeason RSRank Goals/Gm 5.2 11 5.5 8 PP/Gm 2.5 17 3.3 10 Penl/Gm 4.2 13 4.2 11 PIM/Gm 8.4 15 10.2 13 % of Penl on Home 52% 7 47% 29 More Penl on Road -9% 13 21% 23 Home Win % 100% 1 12% 11 Home Rec. 6-0   38-37   Games to OT/SO 0% 11 51% 31 Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd...

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