San Jose Sharks at Buffalo Sabres

  • Referees:
    • Kevin Pollock (#33)
      • 3.2 minor penalties per game
      • 10.1 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (47.5% minors called vs. home)
      • Pollock averages twice as many calls against Sabres (1.63/gm) than their opponents (0.88/gm).
      • He calls fewer minors on the Sharks (2.33/gm) than their opponents (2.67/gm).
    • Dan O’ Rourke (#9)
      • 3.9 minor penalties per game
      • 11.5 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.7% minors called vs. home)
      • O’Rourke averages slightly fewer calls against Sabres (1.67/gm) than opponents (1.83)
      • He also calls fewer on the Sharks (1.00/gm) than opponents (1.50/gm)
  • Linesmen: Mike Cvik (#88), Derek Amell (#75)

Phoenix Coyotes at Colorado Avalanche

  • Referees:
    • Steve Kozari (#40)
      • 4.3 minor penalties per game
      • 13.0 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.5% minors called vs. home)
      • Kozari averages more calls on Avs (1.75/gm) than their opponents (1.00/gm)
      • He averages more against Coyotes (4.50/gm) than opponents (3.75/gm). He’s worked two penalty-filled games in December.
    • Ian Walsh (#29)
      • 3.6 minor penalties per game
      • 9.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (45.7% minors called vs. home)
      • Walsh calls it even between the Avs (2.00/gm) and their opponents (2.00/gm)
      • He calls fewer penalties on Phoenix (2.00/gm) than their opponents (2.50/gm)
  • Linesmen: Brian Mach (#78), Pierre Racicot (#65)

Minnesota Wild at Vancouver Canucks

  • Referees:
    • Ghislain Hebert (#22)
      • 4.2 minor penalties per game
      • 11.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.9% minors called vs. home)
      • Hebert calls fewer penalties vs. Minnesota (2.00/gm) than opponents (2.67/gm)
      • He calls more penalties against the Canucks (1.83/gm) than their opponents (1.33/gm)
    • Brad Meier (#34)
      • 4.1 minor penalties per game
      • 12.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors road team (52.5% minors called vs. home)
      • Meier calls fewer penalties against the Wild (2.00/gm) than opponents (2.25/gm)
      • He calls more on Vancouver (2.50/gm) than opponents (2.25/gm)
  • Linesmen: Steve Miller (#89), Mark Wheler (#56)

St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks

  • Referees:
    • Mike Leggo (#3)
      • 3.2 minor penalties per game
      • 9.1 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.1% minors called vs. home)
      • Leggo makes half as many calls against Anaheim (0.88/gm) than opponents (1.75/gm)
      • He also penalizes St. Louis less (1.50/gm) than their opponents (2.00/gm)
    • Tim Peel (#21)
      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 11.1 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (45.9% minors called vs. home)
      • Peel calls it close, with Anaheim getting slightly fewer penalties (2.13/gm) than opponents (2.25/gm)
      • He makes fewer calls against the Blues (1.13/gm) than their opponents (1.88/gm)
  • Linesmen: Darren Gibbs (#66), John Grandt (#98)