Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens – Game 4 – 7:30pm

NHL Referee Brad Watson (#23) Brad Watson #23

  • Record:
    • Regular Season: BOS 2-1 , MTL 3-1
    • Playoffs: BOS 1-0 , MTL 0-0
  • Minor penalties per game: 3.8 reg season, 2.3 playoffs
  • Penalties By Period (combined)
    • With St. Pierre (Rd 1) – 11-15-3
    • With Kozari (Rd 2) – 4-9-2
    • Brad Watson has only been on the ice for ONE penalty against the home team in the 3rd period all postseason (excluding matching penalties and automatic puck-over-glass)
  • PIM per game:  10.9 reg season, 4.8 playoffs
  • Home vs. Road
    • Reg season: 14.2% more minors on road team
    • Playoffs: 6.7% more minors on home team
    • Home win %: 47% reg season, 60% playoffs (3-2)
  • Power Play vs. Penalty Kill Differential
    • BOS: (-2) — 2 more PK than PP
    • MTL: N/A
  • Average minors by team:
    • BOS 1.2, Opponents 1.8 (57.1% more on Opp)
      • Playoffs – BOS 4.0, Opp 3.0 (1 game)
    • MTL 2.0 , Opponents 2.3  (12.5% more on Opp)
      • Playoffs – MTL N/A
  • Watson is from Regina, SK
  • 18-year veteran official
  • Worked Cup Finals in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013
  • Watson was paired with Justin St. Pierre for the first round. They worked ANA/DAL Game 2, COL/MIN Game 3, BOS/DET Game 4, and NYR/PHI Game 5.
  • He was partnered with Steve Kozari for Round 2, covering NYR/PIT Game 1 and ANA/LAK Game 2

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

  • Record:
    • Regular Season: BOS 4-1 , MTL 2-1
    • Playoffs: BOS 1-0, MTL 0-0
  • Minor penalties per game: 4.0 reg season, 2.5 playoffs
  • Penalties By Period (combined)
    • With Morton (Rd 1) – 11-20-12
    • With Watson (Rd 2) – 4-9-2
    • Both 3rd pd penalties in Rd 2 were called against the visiting team
  • PIM per game: 11.6 reg season, 8.0 playoffs
  • Home vs. Road
    • Reg season: 15.4% more minors on road team
    • Playoffs: 3.5% more minors on home team
    • Home win %: 47% reg season, 67% playoffs (4-2)
  • Power Play vs. Penalty Kill Differential
    • BOS: (-1)
    • MTL: N/A
  • Average minors by team:
    • BOS 1.9, Opponents 1.9  (Even)
      • Playoffs – BOS 7.0, Opp 5.0 (1 game)
    • MTL 2.2, Opponents 2.0  (7.7% fewer on Opp)
      • Playoffs – MTL N/A
  • Kozari is from Penticton, BC
  • 9-year veteran official
  • 5th playoff appearance. Worked 2011 Conf Finals
  • Officiated the first round with Dean Morton, handling MIN/COL Game 1, PIT/CBJ Game 3, ANA/DAL Game 4, BOS/DET Game 5, and NYR/PHI Game 6.
  • Round 2 saw him partnered with Brad Watson for NYR/PIT Game 1 and ANA/LAK Game 2.
  • He also has a tendency to get hit with the puck.

 

  • First time Watson & Kozari have seen Montreal in playoffs
  • Linesmen:  Steve Miller #89, Scott Driscoll #68
  • Standby Referee: Eric Furlatt #27
  • Series Supervisor: Kris King
  • Side note:  I’ll be surprised if Watson & Kozari work a Ducks/Kings game. When either of them are on the ice, the Ducks are an amazing 10-0 this season

Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings – Game 4 – 10:00pm

NHL Referee Kevin Pollock Kevin Pollock #33

  • Record:
    • Regular Season: ANA 5-1, LAK 3-2
    • Playoffs: ANA 0-0, LAK 1-0
  • Minor penalties per game:  3.1 reg season,  1.9 playoffs
  • (Tied for second lowest among all postseason officials)
  • Penalties By Period (combined)
    • With Joannette (Rd 1) – 9-14-15-1-2-0
    • With Joannette (Rd 2) – 2-3-1-1-1
    • Only one 3rd pd PP handed out in past 2 games
  • PIM per game:  9.9 reg season, 4.6 playoffs
  • Home vs. Road
    • Reg season: 11.4% more minors on road team
    • Playoffs: Even
    • Home win %: 54% reg season, 43% playoffs (3-4)
  • Power Play vs. Penalty Kill Differential
    • ANA: N/A
    • LAK: (-1)
  • Average minors by team:
    • ANA 1.6, Opponents 1.6 (Even)
      • Playoffs – ANA N/A
    • LAK 1.8, Opponents 1.4  (22.2% fewer on Opp)
      • Playoffs – LAK 6.0, Opp 6.0 (1 game)
  • Pollock is from Kincardine, ON
  • 14-year veteran official
  • Worked Conf Finals in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012
  • Paired with Marc Joannette for the entire postseason: STL/CHI Game 1, COL/MIN Game 2, BOS/DET Game 3, SJS/LAK Game 5, and PIT/CBJ in Round 1. In the second round, they’ve worked BOS/MTL Game 1 and CHI/MIN Game 2.

NHL Referee Marc Joannette Marc Joannette #25

  • Record:
    • Regular Season: ANA 3-2, LAK 2-0
    • Playoffs: ANA 0-0, LAK 1-0
  • Minor penalties per game:  3.1 reg season, 1.9 playoffs*
  • (Tied for second lowest among all postseason officials)
  • Penalties By Period (combined)
    • With Pollock (Rd 1) – 9-14-15-1-2-0
    • With Pollock (Rd 2) – 2-3-1-1-1
    • Only one 3rd pd PP handed out in past 2 games
  • PIM per game: 10.0 reg season, 4.6 playoffs
  • Home vs. Road
    • Reg season: 10.9% more minors on road team
    • Playoffs: Even
    • Home win %: 55% reg season, 43% playoffs (3-4)
  • Power Play vs. Penalty Kill Differential
    • ANA: N/A
    • LAK: (-1)
  • Average minors by team:
    • ANA 2.0, Opponents 1.7  (15.0% fewer on Opp)
      • Playoffs – ANA N/A
    • LAK 2.5, Opponents 1.8  (30.0% fewer on Opp)
      • Playoffs – LAK 6.0, Opp 6.0 (1 game)
  • Joannette is from Verdun, PQ
  • 14-year veteran official
  • Officiated Cup Final in 2008 and 2009; worked Conference Final in 2013.
  • Partnered with Kevin Pollock for the playoffs: STL/CHI Game 1, COL/MIN Game 2, BOS/DET Game 3, SJS/LAK Game 5, and PIT/CBJ in Round 1 and for BOS/MTL Game 1 and CHI/MIN Game 2 in Round 2.

  • First Ducks game for either official
  • Linesmen:  Shane Heyer #55, Jay Sharrers #57
  • Standby Referee: Gord Dwyer #19
  • Series Supervisor: Kay Whitmore

 


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