New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators – 7:00pm

  • Referees:
    • Dave Jackson #8
      • 4.2 minor penalties per game
      • 12.8 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (7.9% more minors called on road team)
    • Dennis LaRue #14

      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 10.5 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (2.0% more minors called on home team)
      • Islanders are 5-0 this year when LaRue’s working; Sens are 1-2.
  • Linesmen: Don Henderson #91, Bryan Pancich #94

Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings

  • Referees:
    • Steve Kozari #40

      • 4.3 minor penalties per game
      • 12.5 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (13.2% more minors called on road team)
      • Boston and Detroit are perfect under Kozari this season.  Bruins have gone 4-0, Wings are 3-0.
    • Chris Rooney #5

      • 4.3 minor penalties per game
      • 12.7 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (16.9% more minors called on road team)
      • Wings are 1-3 this season under Rooney, 2-8 in their last 10 when he’s officiating.
  • Linesmen: Mark Shewchyk #92, Steve Barton #59

Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings

  • Referees:
    • Dan O’Halloran #13

      • 3.4 minor penalties per game
      • 9.3 total PIM per game
      • Calls even home/road (2.0% more minors called on road team)
    • Kyle Rehman #37

      • 3.6 minor penalties per game
      • 11.3 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (6.2% more minors called on road team)
      • Coyotes are 0-3 this season when Rehman’s working.  They’re 0-6 dating back to last year when he’s on the ice. Last time Phoenix won a Rehman-officiated game was 2/2/13.
  • Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron #74, Jay Sharrers #57

Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks

  • Referees:
    • Frederick L’Ecuyer #17

      • 3.8 minor penalties per game
      • 10.5 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team strongly (19.8% more minors called on road team – most in NHL*)
      • Oilers are winless (0-4) this season when L’Ecuyer’s working. Ducks (1-4) aren’t much better.
    • Brad Watson #23

      • 4.0 minor penalties per game
      • 11.5 total PIM per game
      • Favors home team (10.1% more minors called on road team)
      • Edmonton (4-0) and Anaheim (5-0) are undefeated when Brad Watson’s refereeing. Surprising for Edmonton, considering their overall .342 win percentage this season.
  • Linesmen: Tony Sericolo #84, John Grandt #98

 

*Among full-time officials

Note: Referees with <5% variation between number minor penalties called on home team vs. those on the road team are considered to call it even.