Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/21/06 at 11:06 AM ET
Buffalo was concerned about referees swallowing their whistles in the playoffs after enforcing the rules during the regular season, but it didn't happen. Teams combined for 13.8 penalties during the regular season and 13.7 in the first two rounds of the postseason. In 2004, it was 11.1 penalties per game in the postseason. The biggest difference was in overtime. For years, a player needed to commit manslaughter for a minor penalty to be called in OT because the refs didn't want to determine the outcome. They've called 1.6 penalties per game in overtime playoff games this year compared to 0.5 during the regular season and 0.1 in the 2004 postseason.read on
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