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The first part of the video is honoring the Canadian Forces last night and at the 8:45 mark NHL referee Paul Devorski is recognized for his 1500th NHL game.
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,
Several fans in Nationwide Arena’s section 109 tonight said NHL official Paul Devorski made a “crying face” and an obscene gesture during the third period of the Blue Jackets’ 4-3 shootout win over the Wild.
NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell had no comment when contacted by The Dispatch. Devorski did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
Roughly 15 fans seated in or around the area sent emails or Twitter messages to The Dispatch shortly after the incident. One of them, Ritter Hoy, who was seated in the middle of the fifth row up from the glass, agreed to be interviewed by The Dispatch.
“Two guys in front of us started giving the refs (grief) after they clearly missed a call,” Hoy said. “Happens at every game, right?
“Well, the No. 10 official put his fingers up and rubbed his eyes and made a crying face, like ‘what are you going to do, cry?’ They started giving him more (grief) and he put his middle finger up to his chin and acted like he was scratching his face. It was very, very blatant. The whole section saw it and went crazy.”