* Assignments subject to change, particularly between standby/starting officials in a Game 7, when the NHL occasionally shakes up the official pairings. We’re going with O’Rourke/Watson, though there’s a chance Lee (O’Rourke’s partner through the first two rounds) may get the start.

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks – 9:00 EDT

Referees

Dan O’Rourke (#9)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 9
  • RS Games 2015-16: 63
  • Career Games: 990
  • First NHL Game: Oct 2 1999
  • Birthplace: Calgary, AB
  Playoffs PO
Rank
Reg
Season
RS
Rank
Goals/Gm 5.3 7 5.1 32
PP/Gm 2.7 19 3 28
Penl/Gm 3.6 19 3.8 34
PIM/Gm 7.1 19 9 36
% of Penl on Home 48% 11 48% 17
More Penl on Road 6% 9 9% 15
Home Win % 56% 4 54% 22
Home Rec. 5-4   34-29  
Games to OT/SO 44% 1 30% 3
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd
Playoffs 30% 48% 22%
Reg Seas. 34% 37% 29%
Team Records ’16 PO ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14
NSH 1-1 2-1 6-1 2-1
SJS 2-0 1-3 5-1 4-1

Brad Watson (#23)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 9
  • RS Games 2015-16: 74
  • Career Games: 1187
  • First NHL Game: Mar 7 1996
  • Birthplace: Regina, SK
  Playoffs PO
Rank
Reg
Season
RS
Rank
Goals/Gm 4.8 15 5.7 4
PP/Gm 3.8 8 3.4 8
Penl/Gm 4.6 12 4.3 10
PIM/Gm 9.9 12 10.2 12
% of Penl on Home 46% 14 47% 29
More Penl on Road 16% 7 13% 6
Home Win % 44% 14 57% 15
Home Rec. 4-5   42-32  
Games to OT/SO 22% 11 23% 16
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd
Playoffs 38% 30% 33%
Reg Seas. 33% 40% 28%
Team Records ’16 PO ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14
NSH 1-1 2-1 3-2 2-2
SJS 2-0 2-1 3-3 3-3

Linesmen

Michel Cormier (#76)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 9
  • RS Games 2015-16: 74
  • Career Games: 860
  • First NHL Game: Oct 10 2003
  • Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, QC

Steve Miller (#89)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 9
  • RS Games 2015-16: 69
  • Career Games: 1048
  • First NHL Game: Oct 11 2000
  • Birthplace: Stratford, ON

 
Standby referee is Chris Lee (#28)