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Video: Referee Walkom throws solid hit on Timonen

Philadelphia Flyers v Chicago Blackhawks - Stanley Cup Game Two

CHICAGO - MAY 31: Referee Stephen Walkom makes a call in Game Two of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center on May 31, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Late in the third period of Philadelphia’s 5-1 thrashing of Washington, referee Stephen Walkom decided it was time to teach the Caps a thing or two about defense:

That’s how you separate man from puck right there. Shoulder-to-chest, BOOM! Then let Roman Hamrlik exit the zone.

Walkom, you’ll recall, returned to officiating in 2009 after leaving the ice to take a position with the NHL’s Hockey Operations department following the lockout. He’s widely regarded as one of the game’s best referees, though he could be hearing from Brendan Shanahan about leaving his feet on that hit.