Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers – 12:30EST

  • Referees:
    • Ghislain Hebert #22
      • 4.25 minor penalties per game
      • 11.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.9% minors called vs. home)
    • Tom Kowal #32
      • 3.26 minor penalties per game
      • 9.9 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.1% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Michel Cormier #76, Brian Murphy #93
NHL Referee Steve Kozari (#40)

Steve Kozari’s 4.30 PIM-per-game is the highest among full-time officials (Image: NHLOA)

Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers – 5:00EST

  • Referees:
    • Justin St. Pierre #12
      • 3.68 minor penalties per game
      • 9.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.4% minors called vs. home)
    • Steve Kozari #40

      • 4.30 minor penalties per game
      • 13.0 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.5% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Darren Gibbs #66, Pierre Racicot #65

Chicago Blackhawks at Buffalo Sabres – 7:30EST

  • Referees:
    • Dean Morton #36
      • 3.69 minor penalties per game
      • 11.8 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (50.0% minors called vs. home)
    • Mark Lemelin #41 ROOKIE REF

      • 4.28 minor penalties per game
      • 11.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.0% minors called vs. home)
      • Lemelin’s last game was Penguins at Sabres on Feb. 5.
  • Linesmen: Greg Devorski #54, Mark Shewchyk #92

St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild

  • Referees:
    • Kyle Rehman #37
      • 3.57 minor penalties per game
      • 11.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.9% minors called vs. home)
    • Brad Watson #23
      • 4.03 minor penalties per game
      • 11.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.7% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Matt MacPherson #83, Steve Miller #89

Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers – 8:00EST

  • Referees:
    • Dennis LaRue #14

      • 3.43 minor penalties per game
      • 10.6 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (50.0% minors called vs. home)
    • Ian Walsh #29
      • 3.57 minor penalties per game
      • 9.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (45.7% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Mark Wheler #56, Brian Mach #78