New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers – Game 6 – 7:30pm

NHL Referee Steve Kozari (#40) Steve Kozari #14

  • 4.0 minor penalties per game
  • 11.6 PIM per game
  • Record: NYR 1-3, PHI 3-2
  • Favors home team (15.4% more minors on road team)
  • Home win %: 46.5%
  • Average minors by team:
    • NYR 2.3, Opponents 2.1
      • (5.6% fewer calls on Opp)
    • PHI 2.3, Opponents 2.3
      • (Calls even between PHI/Opp)
  • Kozari’s last Flyers/Rangers game was 4/16/13.
  • Home team has won the last 3 Flyers/Rangers games Kozari has worked
  • Kozari can take a shot with a puck

NHL Referee Dean Morton (#36) Dean Morton #36

  • 3.6 minor penalties per game
  • 11.6 PIM per game
  • Record: NYR 1-3, PHI 2-3
  • Favors home team (4.3% more minors on road team)
  • Home win %: 51.5%
  • Average minors by team:
    • NYR 1.9, Opponents 1.8
      • (6.7% fewer calls on Opp)
    • PHI 1.7, Opponents 1.5
      • (11.8% fewer calls on Opp)
  • Morton hasn’t worked Rangers/Flyers in over 2 years
  • Flyer fans might remember Morton’s long distance whistle that cost them a goal in an eventual OT Loss
  • Morton played 1 game as an NHL player, scoring a goal in his only game with the Detroit Red Wings in 1989.

  • Kozari/Morton together in the playoffs:
    • Also worked Wild/Avs Game 1, Pens/Jackets Game 3, Ducks/Stars Game 4, and Bruins/Wings Game 5
    • 5.4 minor penalties per game (combined)
    • 18.8 PIM per game (combined)
    • Favor road team (15.0% more minors on home team)
    • Home team record: 3-1
    • Penalties by period (excluding matching):  9 – 16- 10
    • Penalties called in last 10 min (excl. matching): 4
    • Penalties called in last 5 min (excl. matching): 1
  • Call Breakdown (playoffs)
    • Roughing – 7
    • Interference – 4
    • Hooking – 4
    • Cross-checking – 3
    • Goaltender interference – 2
    • High-sticking – 2
    • Boarding – 2
    • Others tied at 1

  • Linesmen:  Michel Cormier #76, Steve Miller #89
  • Supervisor:  Bill McCreary
  • Anthem: Lauren Hart 

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