Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 EDT

Referees

Francis Charron (#6)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 6
  • RS Games 2015-16: 75
  • Career Games: 367
  • First NHL Game: Apr 5 2010
  • Birthplace: Ottawa, ON
  Playoffs PO
Rank
Reg
Season
RS
Rank
Goals/Gm 5.2 11 5.5 8
PP/Gm 2.5 17 3.3 10
Penl/Gm 4.2 13 4.2 11
PIM/Gm 8.4 15 10.2 13
% of Penl on Home 52% 7 47% 29
More Penl on Road -9% 13 21% 23
Home Win % 100% 1 12% 11
Home Rec. 6-0   38-37  
Games to OT/SO 0% 11 51% 31
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd
Playoffs 26% 52% 21%
Reg Seas. 29% 38% 32%
Team Records ’16 PO ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14
WSH 0-1 3-1 0-3 2-5
PIT 1-0 3-2 2-3 4-0

Wes McCauley (#4)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 6
  • RS Games 2015-16: 75
  • Career Games: 816
  • First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003
  • Birthplace: Georgetown, ON
  Playoffs PO
Rank
Reg
Season
RS
Rank
Goals/Gm 5.2 11 5.5 8
PP/Gm 2.5 17 2.7 40
Penl/Gm 4.2 13 3.8 35
PIM/Gm 8.4 15 9.8 18
% of Penl on Home 52% 7 50% 4
More Penl on Road -9% 13 -1% 38
Home Win % 100% 1 55% 19
Home Rec. 6-0   41-34  
Games to OT/SO 0% 11 25% 12
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd
Playoffs 26% 52% 21%
Reg Seas. 30% 40% 30%
Team Records ’16 PO ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14
WSH 0-1 1-3 3-2 3-3
PIT 1-0 2-3 2-4 4-0

McCauley and Charron have been paired up through the playoffs. 

Linesmen

Brad Kovachik (#71)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 5
  • RS Games 2015-16: 74
  • Career Games: 1295
  • First NHL Game: Oct 10 1996
  • Birthplace: Woodstock, ON

Brian Murphy (#93)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 4
  • RS Games 2015-16: 73
  • Career Games: 1786
  • First NHL Game: Oct 7 1988
  • Birthplace: Dover, NH

Kovachik and Murphy are working their first game together. Kovachik was paired with Ryan Galloway during the first round. Murphy worked with Matt MacPherson.

 
Standby referee is Francois St. Laurent (#38)