Hot mic reveals NHL referee wanted to cheat in Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators game [Video]

On Tuesday night, the Detroit Red Wings, who have been playing much better lately, were shut out 2-0 by the Nashville Predators.

But the result is not the biggest news to come out of the game as an NHL referee apparently wanted to cheat by calling an unwarranted penalty against the Predators.

We know this because the referee was mic’d up!

Check it out.

From MLive:

It happened after Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson was called for tripping Jon Merrill at 4:56 of the second period.

“It wasn’t much, but I wanted to get a (expletive) penalty against Nashville early in the …” a voice said on the Nashville broadcast before it faded.

Tim Peel called the penalty, but it is unclear whether it was him or Kelly Sutherland who made the remark.
According to Elliotte Friedman, the NHL is looking into the incident.
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