Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues
Game 3 – 8:00 EDT

REFEREES

Steve Kozari #40 Kelly Sutherland #11
Games 18-19 74 54
Career PO Games 87 165
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)
Home Rec. 41-34 28-27
OT/SO Games 11.0% (39) 25.0% (9)
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
2018-19 28% 39% 33% 36% 36% 28%
Team Records 18-19 17-18 16-17 18-19 17-18 16-17
BOS
     – Playoffs
4-2
3-1
4-1
3-2
2-2
4-0
3-1
4-3
STL
   – Playoffs
3-1
3-2
3-1
4-2
1-2
3-2
2-3
3-0

LINESMEN

Pierre Racicot #65 Greg Devorski #54
Games 18-19 73 69
Career PO Games 239 208
Career RS Games 1760 1714
First NHL Game 10/12/93 10/9/93
Birthplace Verdun, QC Guelph, ON

 

Kelly Sutherland is refereeing his 6th Stanley Cup Final (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018), while Steve Kozari is working his 2nd (2014).

Sutherland and Kozari refereed Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (BOS W 4-2), as well as Western Conference Final Game 1 (STL L 3-6) and Game 5 (STL W 5-0). The duo also handled Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Bruins and Hurricanes (BOS W 2-1).

Sutherland and Kozari were paired up starting in Round 2, where they worked COL/SJS Gm1, STL/DAL Gm3 (STL W 4-3), NYI/CAR Gm4, and BOS/CBJ Gm6 (BOS W 3-0).   Kozari officiated the opening round with Jean Hebert, handling TOR/BOS Gm1 (BOS L 1-4), CAR/WSH Gm2, CGY/COL Gm3, STL/WPG Gm5 (STL W 3-2), and SJS/VGK Gm6.  Sutherland refereed alongside Chris Lee for Round 1, working STL/WPG Gm1 (STL W 2-1), VGK/SJS Gm2, and TBL/CBJ Gm4.  Sutherland also worked with Wes McCauley for TOR/BOS Gm7 (BOS W 5-1) in Round 1 and COL/SJS Gm7 in Round 2.

Veteran linesmen Racicot and Devorski are paired up for the first time this postseason. Racicot is officiating his 10th Stanley Cup Final (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016). This is Devorski’s 4th trip to the Final (2006, 2010, 2018).

Racicot previously worked the entire postseason alongside linesman Trent Knorr. In Round 1, they covered CBJ/TBL Gm1, CBJ/TBL Gm2, NYI/PIT Gm3, WSH/CAR Gm4, and BOS/CBJ Gm6. Round 2 saw them handle COL/SJS Gm1, COl/SJS Gm2, STL/DAL Gm4, and BOS/CBJ Gm6.  They’ve worked two conference finals games: STL/SJS Gm1, BOS/CAR Gm3, and STL/SJS Gm5.  Devorski

Devorski worked with Devin Berg for Rounds 2 and 3, manning the lines for two Conference Finals games – CAR/BOS Gm2 and STL/SJS Gm4 – and four quarterfinal games: DAL/STL Gm2, BOS/CBJ Gm3, COL/SJS Gm5.  Devorski also officiated DAL/STL Gm7 with Jonny Murray. He handled Round 1 with Kiel Murchison (TOR/BOS Gm1, CAR/WSH Gm2, SJS/VGK Gm4, and SJS/VGK Gm5).

 

Standby Officials: Chris Rooney #5, Derek Amell #75
Series Supervisor: Kris King

Supervisor Kris King is overseeing his first series of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. King, who amassed 2,030 PIM in 839 NHL games, is Senior VP of Hockey Operations and part of the league’s Department of Player Safety.