NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and referee Dan O'Rourke
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NHL facing allegations of fixing games after shocking information emerges

Published June 14, 2024 at 1:49 PM

The Edmonton Oilers are now trailing the Florida Panthers 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals. While they have been outplayed, the referees haven't helped.

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl haven't been themselves in this series, and the Edmonton Oilers have been positively goalied by Sergei Bobrovsky. However, when it comes to the refereeing side of things, fans are starting to get curious due to shocking information on one referee - Dan O'Rourke.

In the last 14 games that the Florida Panthers have played where O'Rourke was in the referee lineup, they have won 13 and gotten points in all 14. The Edmonton Oilers on the other hand are 0 and 4 in these playoffs with O'Rourke.

REF RECORDS: The Florida Panthers have gone 13-0-1 in their last 14 games under referee Dan O'Rourke, including playoffs. The Oilers are 0-4 this postseason when O'Rourke is working; the Panthers are 4-0.

Fans are voicing their displeasure with the NHL and Gary Bettman for these decisions:

Nothing new here, we already knew the refs selected before the series started. Bettman fingerprints all over the final when Kozari, Rooney and O'Rourke are there to just hand it to the Panthers. The first two already reffed poorly and game 3 about to be the same

You'd think for the cup final the league would put refs in that have more neutral bias to the teams playing. This is absurd to see these numbers.

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