Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres

  • Referees:
    • Dean Morton (#36)
      • 29 games officiated
      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 12.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors road team (51.8% minors called vs. home)
    • Dan O’Rourke (#9)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.6 minor penalties per game
      • 10.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.3% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Scott Cherrey (#50), Greg Devorski (#54)
  • Special Teams:
    • Carolina:  PP: 14.2% (25th)  PK: 79.4% (23rd)
    • Buffalo:  PP: 13.0% (28th)  PK: 82.1% (13th)

 

New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Referees:
    • Dave Jackson (#8)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 10.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors road team (51.2% minors called vs. home)
    • Kyle Rehman (#37)
      • 39 games officiated
      • 3.9 minor penalties per game
      • 9.7 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.4% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Jonny Murray (#95), David Brisebois (#96)
  • Special Teams:
    • NY Islanders:  PP: 18.8% (13th)  PK: 73.7% (30th)
    • Toronto:  PP: 21.8% (5th)  PK: 77.9% (27th)

Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils

  • Referees:
    • Mike Leggo (#3)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.1 minor penalties per game
      • 9.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (46.0% minors called vs. home)
    • Chris Lee (#28)
      • 37 games officiated
      • 4.0 minor penalties per game
      • 11.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (45.6% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Michel Cormier (#76), Thor Nelson (#80)
  • Special Teams:
    • Philadelphia:  PP: 17.9% (18th)  PK: 83.9% (9th)
    • New Jersey:  PP: 18.3% (15th)  PK: 86.1% (3rd)

    The Flyers are the most penalized team in the NHL (679 min/16.2 PIM/game).  The Devils are the least, averaging 7.9 PIM/game (341 total).

San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators

  • Referees:
    • Darcy Burchell (#42)
      • 11 games officiated – Rookie
      • 4.6 minor penalties per game
      • 13.7 total PIM per game
      • Favors road team (52.9% minors called vs. home)
    • Mike Hasenfratz (#2)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.6 minor penalties per game
      • 10.0 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (47.1% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Bryan Pancich (#94) & Don Henderson (#91)
  • Special Teams:
    • San Jose:  PP: 18.9% (11th)  PK: 82.1% (14th)
    • Nashville:  PP: 20.9% (7th)  PK: 82.1% (14th)

Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets

  • Referees:
    • Greg Kimmerly (#18)
      • 39 games officiated
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 10.4 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (50.2% minors called vs. home)
    • Marc Joannette (#25)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.6 minor penalties per game
      • 10.9 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.9% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Steve Barton (#59), Derek Nansen (#70)
  • Special Teams:
    • Tampa Bay:  PP: 16.7% (21st)  PK: 82.5% (12th)
    • Winnipeg:  PP: 14.0% (27th)  PK: 82.9% (11th)

Calgary Flames at Phoenix Coyotes

  • Referees:
    • Dan O’Halloran (#13)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 9.7 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.6% minors called vs. home)
    • Mark Lemelin (#41)
      • 11 games officiated – Rookie
      • 4.2 minor penalties per game
      • 10.5 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (43.0% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Darren Gibbs (#66), Jay Sharrers (#57)
  • Special Teams:
    • Calgary:  PP: 14.2% (25th)  PK: 81.8% (16th)
    • Phoenix:  PP: 18.4% (14th)  PK: 78.1% (26th)

St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers

  • Referees:
    • Ian Walsh (#29)
      • 36 games officiated
      • 3.5 minor penalties per game
      • 9.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (44.6% minors called vs. home)
    • Brad Meier (#34)
      • 39 games officiated
      • 4.3 minor penalties per game
      • 13.7 total PIM per game – Second-highest among full-time refs
      • Favors road team (51.5% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Mark Wheler (#56), Kiel Murchison (#79)
  • Special Teams:
    • St. Louis:  PP: 23.4% (4th)  PK: 84.8% (8th)
    • Edmonton:  PP: 17.4% (19th)  PK: 81.2% (17th)

Pittsburgh Penguins at Vancouver Canucks

  • Referees:
    • Tom Kowal (#32)
      • 39 games officiated
      • 3.1 minor penalties per game
      • 10.2 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.2% minors called vs. home)
    • Brad Watson (#23)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 11.8 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.0% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Mike Cvik (#88), Lonnie Cameron (#74)
  • Special Teams:
    • Pittsburgh:  PP: 26.0% (1st)  PK: 88.6% (2nd)
    • Vancouver:  PP: 15.9% (22nd)  PK: 88.9% (1st)

Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks

  • Referees:
    • Don VanMassenhoven (#21)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 9.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (48.8% minors called vs. home)
    • Tim Peel (#20)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 10.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (44.4% minors called vs. home – League High)
  • Linesmen :  Brian Mach (#78), Steve Miller (#89)
  • Special Teams:
    • Boston:  PP: 21.2% (6th)  PK: 85.3% (5th)
    • Anaheim:  PP: 14.5% (24th)  PK: 80.0% (21st)

Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings

  • Referees:
    • Jean Hebert (#15)
      • 39 games officiated
      • 3.7 minor penalties per game
      • 11.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home (47.8% minors called vs. home)
    • Kevin Pollock (#33)
      • 38 games officiated
      • 3.2 minor penalties per game
      • 9.8 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (47.5% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen :  Brad Lazarowich (#86), Shane Heyer (#55)
  • Special Teams:
    • Minnesota:  PP: 19.9% (10th)  PK: 79.1% (25th)
    • Los Angeles:  PP: 15.2% (23rd)  PK: 83.5% (10th)

 

 

League averages:

  • 3.7 minor penalties per game
  • 11.0 PIM/game
  • 48.4% of minor penalty calls go against the home team.