Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/15/12 at 11:19 AM ET
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
* Noticeable by their absence in these playoffs are referees Don Vanmassenhoven, who’s 51 and has officiated 1,147 regular-season games and 101 playoff games, and Dave Jackson, 47, who has 1,194 league games and 66 playoff games on his resume. They didn’t get post-season work last year, either, usually a tip-off that their days as refs are winding down.
* I don’t suppose the Penguins want to hear this, but when the Flyers have jumped to 2-0 leads in their playoff series, they are a perfect 17-0 in their history.
* How many goals do you suppose Tampa Bay sniper Steve Stamkos would have scored if he hadn’t been playing the last while with a sore left shoulder? No structural damage in an MRI, but it’s the same shoulder he hurt in last spring’s playoffs, so hopefully he doesn’t get into labrum tear territory like so many NHLers. Stamkos has played 328 straight games, never missing any in his first four NHL seasons.
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