|"You better get this call right, or you know what will happen."|
Last week, we saw four officials suspended after Lokomotiv scored a go-ahead goal over Traktor with too many men on the ice. Here's the play below:
As you can see, Lokomotiv plays with 6 guys on the ice and uses the extra man to their advantage. Traktor would complain after the game and the league would side with them and take action. The two referees were suspended for three games, while the linesmen who often make too many men calls were sent down to the Russian Major League and will not work another KHL game this season. In their defence, the KHL officials were probably distracted by the KHL ice girls doing their thing in the aisles. Imagine botching a call in the NHL and being sent down to the AHL? That's pretty awesome.
Today, the KHL relieved a video goal judge of his duties for the remainder of the season because he incorrectly informed the referees on the ice asking for clarification during Tuesday's Amur-Salavat Yulaev game. As you can see below, the puck didn't appear to fully cross the goal line, but the video goal judge awarded a goal to Amur on the play: