Nashville Predators at Buffalo Sabres

  • Referees:
    • Ghislain Hebert #22
      • 4.24 minor penalties per game
      • 11.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.9% minors called vs. home)
    • Chris Lee #28
      • 4.02 minor penalties per game
      • 11.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.5% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Brad Kovachik #71, Steve Miller #89

 

New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

  • Referees:
    • Tom Kowal #32
      • 3.25 minor penalties per game
      • 9.9 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (49.1% minors called vs. home)
    • Mark Lemelin #41 ROOKIE REF
      • 4.28 minor penalties per game
      • 11.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (45.9% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Scott Cherrey #50, Shane Heyer #55

 

New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes

  • Referees:
    • Dean Morton #36
      • 3.68 minor penalties per game
      • 11.8 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (50.0% minors called vs. home)
    • Steve Kozari #40
      • 4.30 minor penalties per game – highest among full time refs
      • 13.0 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.5% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Brian Murphy #93, Darren Gibbs #66

 

Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Referees:
    • Justin St. Pierre #12
      • 3.67 minor penalties per game
      • 9.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.4% minors called vs. home)
    • Brad Watson #23
      • 4.02 minor penalties per game
      • 11.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.7% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Mark Wheler #56, Derek Amell #75

 

Phoenix Coyotes at Florida Panthers

  • Referees:
    • Rob Martell #26
      • 3.18 minor penalties per game
      • 9.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (47.0% minors called vs. home)
    • Tim Peel #20
      • 3.44 minor penalties per game
      • 11.1 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (45.9% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Trent Knorr #63, Scott Driscoll #68

 

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Referees:
    • Eric Furlatt #27
      • 4.13 minor penalties per game
      • 12.4 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.1% minors called vs. home)
    • Kyle Rehman #37
      • 3.57 minor penalties per game
      • 11.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.9% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Tony Sericolo #84, Andy McElman #90
  • Penguins are 7-1 over the past three seasons when Rehman is refereeing. At home, they’re 5-0.  During that span, they’ve outscored opponents 41-15 and have gone 14-for-30 (46.7%) on the power play.
  • When Rehman works:  Pens average 3.3 minors; opponents average 4.3 minors per game.
    Total YTD average (all referees): Pens average 3.6 minors; opponents average 3.92 minors per game. 

 

Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues

  • Referees:
    • Don Van Massenhoven #21
      • 3.33 minor penalties per game
      • 9.6 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.3% minors called vs. home)
    • Wes McCauley #4
      • 3.24 minor penalties per game
      • 9.8 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (47.9% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Jonny Murray #95, Tim Nowak #77

 

Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild

  • Referees:
    • Chris Rooney #5
      • 4.22 minor penalties per game
      • 12.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (46.2% minors called vs. home)
    • Trevor Hanson #47 ROOKIE REF
      • 4.21 minor penalties per game
      • 10.6 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (50.8% minors called vs. home)
      • This will be Hanson’s 8th NHL game
  • Linesmen: Matt MacPherson #83, Mark Shewchyk #92

 

Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks

  • Referees:
    • Dave Jackson #8
      • 4.03 minor penalties per game
      • 12.2 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (48.6% minors called vs. home)
    • Brian Pochmara #16
      • 4.26 minor penalties per game
      • 12.8 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (47.6% minors called vs. home)
  • Linesmen: Jay Sharrers #57, Brad Lazarowich #86