A Cup A Bruin is brought to you by three enthusiastic, passionate, die-hard Bruins fans. Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding trades, injuries, rumors and anything else Bruins related.
“The NHL has assigned Tim Peel and Chris Rooney for Tuesday’s game in Montreal. The book on these two is that, well, they like to call a lot of penalties. Rooney, who is a Boston native, led the league in penalties called this season, according to the website ScoutingTheRefs.com. Peel isn’t afraid to blow the whistle, either. He was 10th in penalties called, according to Scouting The Refs. The one stat that might stand out the most, as inconsequential as it may actually be, is the Canadiens’ record in games officiated by these two. The Canadiens are a combined 11-1 this season in games reffed by Rooney or Peel. That includes the regular season and postseason. The Bruins, on the other hand, were 7-6 in the regular season and have yet to have the Peel-Rooney pair call one of their postseason games. Also, Peel called 20.7 percent more minors on the road team in the regular season, while Rooney did the same thing at 14.4 percent clip. That has evened out in the playoffs where, as a duo, they have actually called 2.6 percent more minors on the home team. The home team is also 3-3 in games they’ve officiated.”