Stephen Walkom is one of eight NHL referees who will officiate the conference finals set to begin this weekend between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins.
Referee Don VanMassenhoven says he knows what the Blackhawks said to Bruins forward Shawn Thornton on March 29.
Veteran referee Don Koharski completed a 32-year on-ice NHL career in Thursday night's game between the Capitals and Lightning.
Brad Boyes had two goals and Tim Thomas made 24 saves, leading the surging Bruins past the Lightning 6-2.
Are referees still calling obstruction this late into the season? The Hockey news found out in this week's Player Poll.
Mike Knuble recorded a goal and an assist in the third period, when the Boston Bruins scored three times en route to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.
Claude Lemieux could be a gold mine for Dallas. Or he could just be a tired 37-year-old winger.