The National Hockey League has been trying to crack down on face off and slashing violations and that before the regular calendar even started. Though it was reported that referees were asked to cut back on those violations, fans around the league still notice too many of them in a game.
Referees don't like to admit they are wrong, but surprisingly enough, some did just that on Wednesday, during the game on Monday between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.
According to Lightning forward Tyler Johnson, who spoke to Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith, referees took a look at Yanni Gourde face off violation on tape between periods Monday, and admitted they were wrong.
Fortunately for the Lightning, they won the game 4-3 in overtime, but it must feel like a second victory to have the officials admit they were wrong about a call that angered the Bolts' bench.