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NHL Referee’s Mistake Nearly Results in Catastrophe for Brandon Tanev

Being a referee is a difficult job that necessitates quick decisions. A referee made a near-career-ending decision during a game between the Predators and the Kraken on Saturday.

Brandon Tanev and Jeremy Lauzon were at odds several times during a heated game between the Seattle Kraken and the Nashville Predators.

As things began to escalate, referee Eric Furlatt stood by the two and slewfooted Lauzon to calm things down.

When Lauzon collapsed, his skate blade came within centimeters of Brandon Tanev’s face, and it’s terrifying to think what would have happened if the two had been just a few centimeters closer.

Fortunately, everyone is fine.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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