The latest results of the NHL regular season speak for themselves: good Carolina who, thanks to a goal by Necas in Power Play, completes the comeback against the Lightning (4-3). The Islanders fall: 6-3 for the Pinguins while the Flames have the upper hand in the challenge with the Jets.
The results: BUFFALO-BOSTON 2-3
NY RANGERS-PHILADELPHIA 1-2
BAY-COLORADO PRINT 3-4
NY ISLANDERS-PITTSBURGH 3-6
NASHVILLE 3-1 CHICAGO
FLORIDA 4-3 DALLAS
SAN JOSE'-ARIZONA 0-4
Referee fired and about the season
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."
he strange NHL season 2021 NHL season will not have the classic Pacific and Central for the Western Conference, and Atlantic and Metropolitan for the Eastern Conference four Divisions, and given a North grouping for Canada, the other three divisions have become simply West, Central and East, organized on a purely geographical basis and distance between cities.
As Alain Vigneault, coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, said: "in the end it will be a bit more similar to what we experience during the playoffs, as mini-series will be played more often against the same opponent", but the goal will remain.
to win the most games and qualify for the finals like every year. For Canada, on the other hand, it is certainly a special scenario, as Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice pointed out: «For us, everything becomes more exciting here.
All the Canadian media, the websites, anyone will talk about the ongoing internal challenges on the agenda. Everything will have an almost old-school flavor, and there will be even stronger incentives for each team." The subdivision into the classic four Divisions, which make up the two national Conferences in pairs, was abandoned (temporarily), the groupings were made even more on a geographical basis, keeping a specific one for all the teams in Canada, and limiting the movement of the franchises to the maximum for business trips.
The change imposed by the pandemic has mainly blocked Canadian teams within their borders. The ban on travel between Canada and the United States has led to the creation of a North Division that includes all the teams of the Maple Leaf Nation, but the so-called re-alignment has also changed the composition of the groupings of the American teams.
Like all professional sports in the world, also made in the USA ice hockey is dealing with (and has come to terms with) the pandemic and the difficulties associated with lockdowns and closed doors. For the NHL, the American professional league, the 2019/2020 season had already been decisively conditioned by the global situation, and divided into two blocks, ending in September, and, consequently, the new season started in a format specially revised from the start.