Refs involved in controversial Sharks-Knights game not moving on

The two referees at the center of the controversial call in Game 7 between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks on Tuesday will not be officiating in the second round, according to scoutingtherefs.com and ESPN.

Dan O'Halloran and Eric Furlatt are out after assessing a 5-minute major to the Knights' Cody Eakin with 10:47 left in the third period in the aftermath of a cross-check to Sharks captain Joe Pavelski. Neither ref signaled for a penalty until Pavelski, who fell from the hit and lay bleeding on the ice, was being attended to. They then huddled and levied the penalty and game misconduct on Eakin.

The Sharks scored four times during the penalty, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to eventually win 5-4 in overtime.

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San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow, center, celebrates with defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and center Joe Thornton (19) after scoring the winning goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during overtime of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin, foreground, celebrates after scoring a goal in front of San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, center, during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) is pushed into the net by Ben Lovejoy (21) who helps defend against a pressure from Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons (10) in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammates Nathan MacKinnon (29), Tyson Barrie (4) and Cale Makar (8) during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 19, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) slashes San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) collides with Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz celebrates after scoring during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, third from left, celebrates his overtime goal with, from left, defensemen Patrik Nemeth, Cale Makar and Tyson Barrie in Game 4 of the team's NHL hockey playoff series against Calgary Flames on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. The Avalanche won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) and Tyler Seguin (91) celebrate a goal by Seguin as Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15), Pekka Rinne (35) and Mattias Ekholm (14) stand by the net in the third period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) hits Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin (8) during third-period NHL playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, April 15, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets' Brandon Tanev (13) is congratulated by teammate Andrew Copp after scoring during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 6-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) is sandwiched between Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, and defenseman Justin Schultz (4) while competing for possession of the puck during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3), of Sweden, fights with Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson, of Sweden, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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The NHL chooses which refs and linesmen advance. The O'Halloran-Furlatt pairing is one of two completely eliminated from moving on. Notable is that O'Halloran hasn't missed a conference final in more than a decade, and the Knights-Sharks game was his 212th career playoff game, which leads all active refs, ESPN reported.

--Field Level Media

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