Video: Another NHL official gets checked

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Here’s hoping checks on NHL officials don’t “happen in threes.”

It’s a little early to call it a trend, but another ref got bumped by a hockey player. Let’s go out on a limb and say that Brendan Smith‘s accidental hit was more, um, clearly accidental than what Dennis Wideman did.

(Feel free to disagree in the comments, though. You can see the video for yourself.)

The Florida Panthers ended up beating the Detroit Red Wings 6-3, so a bad night overall for Smith & Co.