Jan 27 - 2024

Everybody Missed It!

Scouting The Refs

About the Episode

This week on the #RefsPodcast, a Pittsburgh player is wrongly incarcerated after the Penguins score an own goal while shorthanded — Todd and Josh break down what exactly happened on this play. Also coming up this week: Player Safety springs into action with suspensions to Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde and Florida Panthers forward William Lockwood, along with a fine for Arizona Coyotes’ Liam O’Brien on a play that failed to meet the automatic 10-game suspension. Plus, Sens’ Vladimir Tarasenko penalized for an illegal stick flip to Brady Tkachuk, the Flyers score after the whistle against the Sens — only to have the Sens score after the whistle later in the game, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin plays the puck from the penalty box, a whole buch of overtime picks by the Sharks, and the NCAA gives a shout out to their officials.

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The Scouting The Refs Podcast is a weekly look at the world of officiating and player safety within the National Hockey League, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world. We’ll break down the calls and the rules behind them to help understand why a penalty or suspension was – or wasn’t – handed out. Todd Lewis is a veteran broadcaster covering the NHL and other major league sports. Lewis is a former host on the NHL Network and on NHL Network Radio. He’s also worked for TSN, Sportsnet as a host/anchor and is a producer of other programs. Josh Smith is the founder of Scouting the Refs, the leading independent site related to hockey officiating which follows hockey officials across the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and other leagues around the world, including news, rule changes and interpretations, suspensions, and statistics on officials and penalty calls. 

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