During tonight’s Stanley Cup Final game between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings an unfortunate referee found himself in the direct path of a Devils defenseman who promptly dumped him to the ice. The ref was left visibly bleeding from the mouth. But, this is hockey so he just went right back to work.
— Fairweather Marvin (@MAD_Marvin) June 12, 2012
Well done ref, you took one for the team..
— AJ DeLaGarza (@AJD_20) June 12, 2012
Ref was in right position, the player made the right play by running the ref over. Kings player was smarter by using him as a pick/screen
— Rick Foster (@rickfoster) June 12, 2012
— Dilligence | KDA (@TheDilli) June 12, 2012
Pretty sure that ref needs stitches #StanleyCup
— Leticia Preciado (@LeticiaPreciado) June 12, 2012
He's a hockey ref, though, so I'm sure he'll stay in the game… right Linda Cohn and Steve Levy?
— Chadwick M. Fischer (@Fischwick) June 12, 2012
Poor ref. Got totally steamrolled by Devils defender and was partly to blame for a goal since he got in the way. Kings owning this game.
— Chris Warmann (@Cdw01) June 12, 2012
That ref took an absolutely crushing hit. That was pretty great.
— Amanda Rykoff (@amandarykoff) June 12, 2012
— Guerrilla Tags (@GuerrillaTags) June 12, 2012
In just watching two minutes of this game I got respect for this Hockey Ref. Got hit in the face but is still Ref'ing while bleeding.
— Toby Reynolds (@RefereeToby) June 12, 2012
That ref should get a raise. He's one tough s.o.b.
— Ceilli Capt.⚓ Rose (@itscellyrose) June 12, 2012