*Assignments subject to change. Referee/linesmen pairings may change for Round 3.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 EDT

Referees

Wes McCauley (#4)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 8
  • RS Games 2015-16: 75
  • Career Games: 886
  • First NHL Game: Jan 20 2003
  • Birthplace: Georgetown, ON
  Playoffs PO
Rank
Reg
Season
RS
Rank
Goals/Gm 5.2 11 5.2 29
PP/Gm 3.1 17 3.6 2
Penl/Gm 4.7 10 4.4 7
PIM/Gm 10.5 9 10.6 9
% of Penl on Home 49% 9 47% 29
More Penl on Road 3% 11 11% 13
Home Win % 100% 1 59% 9
Home Rec. 8-0   44-31  
Games to OT/SO 0% 13 13% 40
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd
Playoffs 27% 43% 31%
Reg Seas. 33% 38% 28%
Team Records ’16 PO ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14
TBL 2-0 2-1 2-4 3-1
PIT 2-0 2-3 2-4 4-0

Francis Charron (#6)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 8
  • RS Games 2015-16: 75
  • Career Games: 300
  • 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 3.1 17 3.3 14
Penl/Gm 4.7 10 4.1 17
PIM/Gm 10.5 9 9.4 28
% of Penl on Home 49% 9 49% 8
More Penl on Road 3% 11 3% 31
Home Win % 100% 1 55% 19
Home Rec. 8-0   41-34  
Games to OT/SO 0% 13 17% 30
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd
Playoffs 27% 43% 31%
Reg Seas. 32% 41% 27%
Team Records ’16 PO ’15-16 ’14-15 ’13-14
TBL 2-0 2-2 2-4 3-2
PIT 2-0 3-2 2-3 4-0

McCauley and Charron have been paired up the entire postseason. This is Charron’s first trip to the Conference Finals.  The duo worked Pens/Caps Game 2 and Lightning/Islanders Game 2 in the second round, and handled Game 5 of Rangers/Pens and Game 2 of Lightning/Red Wings in round one.

Linesmen

Jonny Murray (#95)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 7
  • RS Games 2015-16: 74
  • Career Games: 988
  • First NHL Game: Oct 7 2000
  • Birthplace: Beauport, QC

Greg Devorski (#54)

  • Playoff Gms 2016: 9
  • RS Games 2015-16: 66
  • Career Games: 1493
  • First NHL Game: Oct 9 1993
  • Birthplace: Guelph, ON

This is the first playoff game with Murray and Devorski paired up. Murray previously worked with Steve Barton, while Devo was partnered with Derek Nansen. 

 
Standby referee is Dan O’Halloran (#13)
Standby linesman is Derek Amell (#75)