Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings – Game 3 – 8:00pm

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

Reg Season Playoffs
Team Records
  –  CHI 3-1 1-0
  –  LAK 2-5 1-0
Minors per game 3.8 2.3
PIM per game 10.9 4.8
% more minors on road team 14.2% -9.7%
Home win % 47% 33%
Calls/Pd (Avg)* 1st 2nd 3rd
 – Rd 1 2.8 3.5 2.0
 – Rd 2 1.0 2.8 0.8
 – Rd 3 2.0 1.0 1.0**
Average Minors by Team:
  –  CHI 1.3, Opp 2.0 (60% more on Opp)
  –  LAK 2.4, Opp 2.2 (6% more on LAK)
  • Watson worked Round 1 with Justin. St. Pierre
  • He’s been partnered with Kozari since
  • Regular season games: 1,029. Playoff: 149
  • From Regina, SK

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

Reg Season Playoffs
Record
  –  CHI 2-2 1-0
  –  LAK 3-4 1-0
Minors per game 4.0 2.5
PIM per game 11.6 8.0
% more minors on road team 15.4% -6.7%
Home win % 47% 40%
Calls by Period* 1st 2nd 3rd
 – Rd 1 2.2 4.0 2.4
 – Rd 2 1.5 2.8 1.3
 – Rd 3 2.0 1.0 1.0**
Average Minors by Team:
  –  CHI 1.0, Opp 1.9 (88% more on Opp)
  –  LAK 2.4, Opp 2.1 (12% more on LAK)
  • Kozari worked Round 1 with Dean Morton
  • He’s been paired with Watson since Rd. 2.
  • Regular season games: 537. Playoff games: 49.
  • From Penticton, BC
  • Has had some run-ins with pucks

  • Notes
    • Both Kozari and Watson have called more penalties on home teams in the playoffs
    • Watson’s 33% home winning percentage is the lowest among all playoff referees
    • Kozari/Watson called Kings/Ducks Game 2 and Hawks/Wild Game 6.
    • Kozari and Watson called Rangers/Canadiens Game 1.
  • Linesmen: Steve Barton #59, Pierre Racicot #65
  • Standby Officials:  Dan O’Halloran #13
  • Series Supervisor: Kay Whitmore
  • National Anthem: Slash (He’s done it before)

 

*Calls per Period represents combined total (both refs) and excludes matching penalties and game misconducts

** Game was out of reach (>4 goals) after that point; those penalties have been excluded


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