Blues – Stars is down a ref because of Texas weather

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For at least one night, the common angry fan refrain of “How did you miss that?” can be answered with “Well, the other guy would have seen it.”

The unusual tornado/storm weather in the Dallas area apparently kept referee Brad Meier (pictured) from traveling to Sunday’s St. Louis Blues – Dallas Stars game, according to multiple reporters.

Get your jokes ready …

There’s a chance he might just be late, though.

As someone who’s in the area during the holiday season, it indeed was a pretty frightening scene at times on Saturday. Some regions of the general Dallas area were devastated by tornadoes and other storms, which normally aren’t expected until the spring:

The Blues managed a shootout win against the Stars last night, so the two teams are set to close off a back-to-back set with this game.

You can see Kevin Shattenkirk save the day in overtime here.