New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres – 7:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Francois St. Laurent #38
      • 4.2 minor penalties per game
      • 12.7 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (4.1% more penalties called on road team)
    • Steve Kozari #40
      • 4.3 minor penalties per game
      • 12.5 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (13.3% more penalties called on road team)
  • Linesmen: Derek Amell #75, David Brisebois #96

 

Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs – 7:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Kevin Pollock #33
      • 3.2 minor penalties per game
      • 10.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (8.8% more penalties called on road team)
    • Dean Morton #36
      • 3.7 minor penalties per game
      • 11.8 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (4.1% more penalties called on road team)
  • Linesmen: Greg Devorski #54, Scott Driscoll #68
  • Supervisor: Bill McCreary

 

Florida Panthers at New York Islanders – 7:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Greg Kimmerly #18
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 11.1 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (just 2.4% more penalties called on road team)
    • Dave Lewis #46 – ROOKIE REF
      • 4.5 minor penalties per game
      • 15.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (34.7% more penalties called on road team)- limited sample size
      • This will be his 6th NHL appearance of the season, but his second trip to Long Island.  He worked the Isles 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh in January.
      • The Islanders have played in two of the five games Lewis has worked this year; they’re 0-2.
  • Linesmen: Mike Cvik #88, Derek Nansen #70

 

Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins – 7:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Marc Joannette #25
      • 3.6 minor penalties per game
      • 10.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (10.1% more penalties called on road team)
    • Rob Martell #26
      • 3.3 minor penalties per game
      • 9.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (19.3% more penalties called on road team)
  • Linesmen: Jonny Murray #95, Scott Cherrey #50

 

Dallas Stars at Washington Capitals – 7:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Jean Hebert #15
      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 11.6 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (2.0% more penalties called on road team)
    • Dennis LaRue #14
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 10.5 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (50.5% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Michel Cormier #76, Brian Mach #78

 

Colorado Avalanche at Columbus Blue Jackets – 7:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Kelly Sutherland #11
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 10.1 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (6.6% more minors called on road team)
    • Paul Devorski #10
      • 3.5 minor penalties per game
      • 11.8 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (2.8% more minors called on road team)
  • Linesmen: Steve Barton #59, Tim Nowak #77

 

Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning – 7:30EDT

  • Referees:
    • Chris Lee #28
      • 3.9 minor penalties per game
      • 11.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (14.5% more penalties called on road team)
    • Brian Pochmara #16
      • 4.2 minor penalties per game
      • 13.0 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (5.4% more penalties called on road team)
  • Linesmen: Brad Lazarowich #86, Brian Murphy #93
  • Supervisor: Don Koharski

 

Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues – 8:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Tim Peel #20
      • 3.5 minor penalties per game
      • 11.7 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (14.5% more penalties called on road team)
      • Flyers are 1-5 this year when Peel works, with 5 straight losses.
    • Don Van Massenhoven #21
      • 3.3 minor penalties per game
      • 9.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (9.6% more penalties called on road team)
  • Linesmen: Brad Kovachik #71, Pierre Racicot #65
  • Blues are 0-2 at home when Van Massenhoven’s working
  • Flyers have lost 5 straight on the road when Van Massenhoven wears the stripes. Last Flyers road victory he saw was Philly vs. Toronto on March 10, 2012.

 

New York Rangers at Vancouver Canucks – 10:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Justin St. Pierre #12
      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 9.7 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (13.7% more penalties called on road team)
      • Last game was Rangers/Oilers on Sunday night
      • The Rangers are a perfect 5-0 this season when St. Pierre is officiating.
    • Wes McCauley #4
      • 3.3 minor penalties per game
      • 9.8 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (6.6% more penalties called on road team)
      • Vancouver has lost four straight with McCauley working.
      • Rangers are 3-1 under McCauley, including the Yankee Stadium game vs. New Jersey.
  • Linesmen: Shane Heyer #55, Mark Wheler #56

 

Winnipeg Jets at Phoenix Coyotes – 10:00EDT

  • Referees:
    • Frederick L’Ecuyer #17
      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 10.5 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (19.8% more penalties called on road team – NHL high)
      • Phoenix is 3-0 this season when he’s refereeing.
    • Dan O’Rourke #9
      • 4.0 minor penalties per game
      • 12.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (16.5% more penalties called on road team)
      • Coyotes are 3-0 at home when O’Rourke works.
  • Linesmen: Ryan Galloway #82, Jay Sharrers #57

 

Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks – 10:30EDT

  • Referees:
    • Graham Skilliter #48 – ROOKIE REF
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 11.1 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (10.5% more penalties called on road team)
    • Tom Kowal #32
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 9.8 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (6.6% more penalties called on road team)
      • Sharks are 3-0 when Kowal is on the ice
  • Linesmen: Darren Gibbs #66, John Grandt #98

 

Referees with <5% variation between number minor penalties called on home team vs. those on the road team are considered to call it even.