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.
One Bloody Ref. Total Gamer. #StanleyCup http://t.co/WRKXRhYv
— Marvin Dinozo (@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
We are watching this #lakings finals game, and a NJ player knock this poor ref on the ice. He has a bloody m http://t.co/GQRKZUA3
— 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
Cross checking the ref? That's a no no! #awesome #NHL http://t.co/ZSrj3DvO
— 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
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