Referee gives a nonexistent penalty and is fired. In NHL, the referee was framed by an audio file, caught on a microphone in the middle of the match put an early end to the long career of NHL referee Tim Peel. Peel said in the audio: "There wasn't much, but I wanted to give a fucking penalty against Nashville soon."
Peel commenting on a very dubious foul awarded shortly before to the Detroit Red Wings in the championship match against the Nashville Predators, who still won 2-0. At this point the voice was cut from the direction, but the sentence had now been heard live thanks to the microphone that the referees wear to communicate their decisions.
Nashville put the recording online, sparking controversy and outrage. He will never referee again, the NHL announced, not without embarrassment for a disconcerting episode as the offending sentence was clearly heard live. NHL vice chairman Colin Campbell said: "Nothing is more important than guaranteeing the integrity of our sport.
Peel's conduct is in total contradiction to this fundamental principle that we demand of our managers and that our fans, players, coaches and all those connected to our sport expect and deserve. There is no justification for such a comment."
Alexander Ovechkin break a a new record
Alexander Ovechkin scored in the 6: 0 victory of the Washington Capitals against Buffalo Sabers and equaled Phil Esposito in sixth place in the list of the best scorers of all time.
Ovechkin only confirmed what we already know, and that is that he is one of the best players and that this kind of success is not strange at all. Ovechkin managed to win everything that can be won, and he achieved a lot of success in his career, and the success he has now achieved is an additional incentive for him.
It will be interesting to see which records Ovechkin will break.
The Capitals celebrated with 6: 0 at Sabres with six different scorers, the home team's net was hit by Kuznetsov, Backstrom, Panik, Sprong, Hathaway, and Ovechkin.
The Capitals were much better, and this result is just a confirmation of their game in which they were dominant all the time. It was Ovechkin's 717th goal in his career, and he reached it in almost 100 games less than Esposito, with whom he now shares the sixth position.
Only Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801), Jaromir Jagr (766), Brett Hull (741), and Marcel Dionne (731) remained ahead. The Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1. Pacioretty in the first and Stone in the third period were the scorers for the hosts.
It was also Stone's sixth game of the season, which he decided with his goal. The guests only mitigated the defeat with a masterful goal by Meier.