New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings – Game 3 – 8:00pm

NHL Referee Steve Kozari (#40)

Steve Kozari #40

Reg. Playoffs
Team Record – NYR 1-3 2-2
Team Record – LAK 3-4 3-0
Minors per game 4.0 4.3
PIM per game 11.6 12.5
% more minors on road team 15.4%  -11.8%
Home win % 47% 50%
Calls/Pd (Avg)* 1st 2nd 3rd
– Rd 1 2.2 4.0 2.4
– Rd 2 1.5 2.8 0.8
– Conf Final 2.0 2.0 1.5**
– Cup Final 2.0 3.0 2.0
Avg Minors by Team (Reg Season)
– NYR 2.3, Opp 2.1
– LAK 2.4, Opp 2.1
Power Plays/Gm (Playoffs)
– NYR 4.8, Opp 3.5
– LAK 3.3, Opp 3.7
  • From Penticton, BC
  • Regular season games: 537. Playoff games: 51
  • First appearance in Stanley Cup Final
  • Worked Round 1 with Dean Morton
  • Partnered with Watson since Round 2

Playoff Game Log

  • Rd 1 – Avs/Wild Gm 1
  • Rd 1 – Penguins/Blue Jackets Gm 3
  • Rd 1 – Stars/Ducks Gm 4
  • Rd 1 – Bruins/Red Wings Gm 5
  • Rd 1 – Rangers/Flyers Gm 6
      • (NYR L 2-5)
  • Rd 2 – Rangers/Penguins Gm 1*
      • (NYR W 3-2 OT)
  • Rd 2 – Kings/Ducks Gm 1*
      • (LAK W 3-1)
  • Rd 2 – Bruins/Canadiens Gm 4*
  • Rd 2 – Blackhawks/Wild Gm 6*
  • Rd 3 – Rangers/Canadiens Gm 1*
      • (NYR W 7-2)
  • Rd 3 – Kings/Blackhawks Gm 3*
      • (LAK W 4-3)
  • Rd 4 – Rangers/Kings Gm 1*
      • (LAK W 3-2 OT)

* with Brad Watson

NHL Referee Brad Watson (#23)

Brad Watson #23

Reg. Playoffs
Team Record – NYR 3-1 3-1
Team Record – LAK 2-5 3-0
Minors per game 3.8 4.0
PIM per game 10.9 8.6
% more minors on road team 14.2% -13.6%
Home win % 47% 45%
Calls/Pd (Avg)* 1st 2nd 3rd
– Rd 1 2.8 3.5 2.0
– Rd 2 1.0 2.8 0.8
– Conf Final 2.0 2.0 1.5**
– Cup Final 2.0 3.0 2.0
Avg Minors by Team (Reg Season)
– NYR 1.4, Opp 1.5
– LAK 2.4, Opp 2.3
Power Plays/Gm (Playoffs)
– NYR 4.3, Opp 4.0
– LAK 3.3, Opp 3.7
  • From Regina, SK
  • Regular season games: 1,029. Playoff games: 151
  • Making his eighth appearance in Cup Final
  • Paired with Justin St. Pierre in Round 1
  • Worked with Kozari since Round 2

Playoff Game Log

  • Rd 1 – Ducks/Stars Gm 2
  • Rd 1 – Wild/Avs Gm 3
  • Rd 1 – Bruins/Wings Gm 4
  • Rd 1 – Rangers/Flyers Gm 5
      • (NYR W 4-2)
  • Rd 2 – Rangers/Penguins Gm 1*
      • (NYR W 4-3 OT)
  • Rd 2 – Kings/Ducks Gm 2*
      • (LAK W 3-1)
  • Rd 2 – Bruins/Canadiens Gm 4*
  • Rd 2 – Blackhawks/Wild Gm 6*
  • Rd 3 – Rangers/Canadiens Gm 1*
      • (NYR W 7-2)
  • Rd 3 – Kings/Blackhawks Gm 3*
      • (LAK W 4-3)
  • Rd 4 – Rangers/Kings Gm 1*
      • (LAK W 3-2 OT)

* with Steve Kozari

Notes

  • Kozari/Watson also called Game 1
    • 5 penalties on the Rangers, 4 on the Kings
    • The Kings had two 3rd period power plays in Game 1.  The visiting Rangers had none.
    • Both teams were scoreless with the man advantage (NYR 0-3, LAK 0-4)
  • Both Watson and Kozari call more penalties on home teams (combined avg 12.7% more)
  • Home teams under Watson/Kozari have a combined 47% winning percentage
  • In the 2014 playoffs, Watson/Kozari have given more power plays to NYR than opponents (4.5/gm vs. 3.8/gm), and fewer power plays to LAK than their opponents (3.3 vs 3.7)
  • Kozari’s done a better job dodging pucks lately
  • Linesman Scott Driscoll will be working tonight. Dan Carcillo is serving the final game of his six-game suspension for an altercation with Driscoll during the Eastern Conference Final.
  • The Rangers and Kings have both gone 1-for-8 on the PP in the Cup Final.
  • Total 17 penalties in the series – 9 for NY, 8 for LA

Linesmen:

 

NHL Linesman Scott Driscoll (#68)

Scott Driscoll #68


NHL Linesman Shane Heyer (#55)

Shane Heyer #55

  • Standby Officials:  Dan O’Halloran #13 (Referee), Derek Amell #75 (Linesman)
  • Series Supervisor:  Kris King
  • Anthem:  John Amirante

 

*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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