The NHL has announced the 8 referees and 8 linesmen working the 2019 Conference Finals. Here’s tonight’s crew:
San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues
Game 1 – 8:00 EDT
|Steve Kozari #40||Kelly Sutherland #11|
|Career PO Games||83||161|
|Career RS Games||894||1206|
|First NHL Game||10/15/05||12/19/00|
|Birthplace||Penticton, BC||Richmond, BC|
|Goals/Gm||6.0 (19)||5.6 (41)|
|PP/Gm||3.2 (10)||2.7 (36)|
|Penl/Gm||3.9 (11)||3.2 (37)|
|PIM/Gm||9.1 (11)||6.9 (42)|
|% of Penl on Home||47.0% (32)||47.0% (32)|
|More Penl on Rd %||14.0% (5)||12.0% (9)|
|Home Win %||55.0% (17)||51.0% (27)|
|OT/SO Games||11.0% (39)||25.0% (9)|
|Calls by Period||1st||2nd||3rd||1st||2nd||3rd|
|Pierre Racicot #65||Trent Knorr #63|
|Career PO Games||235||17|
|Career RS Games||1760||367|
|First NHL Game||10/12/93||11/13/13|
|Birthplace||Verdun, QC||Powell River, BC|
Sutherland and Kozari were paired up starting in Round 2, where they worked COL/SJS Gm1 (SJS W 5-2), STL/DAL Gm3 (STL W 4-3), NYI/CAR Gm4, and BOS/CBJ Gm6. Kozari officiated the opening round with Jean Hebert, handling TOR/BOS Gm1, CAR/WSH Gm2, CGY/COL Gm3, STL/WPG Gm5 (STL W 3-2), and SJS/VGK Gm6 (SJS W 2-1). Sutherland refereed alongside Chris Lee for Round 1, working STL/WPG Gm1 (STL W 2-1), VGK/SJS Gm2 (VGK W 5-3), and TBL/CBJ Gm4.
Sutherland also worked with Wes McCauley for TOR/BOS Gm7 in Round 1 and COL/SJS Gm7 (SJS W 3-2) in Round 2.
Racicot and Knorr have worked the entire postseason together. In Round 1, they covered CBJ/TBL Gm1, CBJ/TBL Gm2, NYI/PIT Gm3, WSH/CAR Gm4, and BOS/CBJ Gm6.
Standby Official: Tim Peel #20, Ryan Gibbons #58
Series Supervisor: Kay Whitmore
Full lineup of NHL Referees and Linesmen
working the Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals.
Stats updated through 4/9/19; all stats are regular season totals. Number in parentheses indicates referee’s rank among active officials.