Detroit Red Wings on hot-mic ref: For most part, officials do really good job

The hot-mic incident that made headlines in NHL circles this week took the Detroit Red Wings by surprise — and sympathy. Their schedule this week included two games at the Nashville Predators, the first of which garnered attention not for anything either team did but for what an official did. The Wings didn’t find out until after Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Bridgestone Arena that referee Tim Peel had been caught on audio saying he deliberately called a penalty against the Predators in the second period. Wings forward Sam Gagner read on social media about the NHL’s decision to ban Peel Wednesday whil…

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