Today’s NHL Playoff Referees and Linesmen – 5/15/22

New referee pairings for Game 7 in both series, with one repeat ref from Game 6 out west.

REFEREES

Kelly Sutherland #11
Gord Dwyer #19
Games ’21 -22 73 69
Games ’20 -21 (Reg/PO) 46/16 49/17
Career Games (Reg/PO) 1388 /203 1125 /89
First NHL Game 12/19/00 11/19/05
Birthplace Richmond, BC Sackville, NS
Goals/Gm 5.5 (36) 6.1 (8)
PP/Gm 3.0 (16) 3.0 (20)
Penl/Gm 4.2 (3) 3.5 (23)
PIM/Gm 11.3 (1) 7.9 (26)
% of Penl on Home 50.0% (13) 48.0% (30)
More Penl on Rd % -2.0% (30) 8.0% (10)
Home Win % 57.0% (14) 53.0% (25)
Home Rec. 26-20 26-23
OT/SO Games 17.0% (33) 18.0% (31)
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
2019-20 30% 42% 28% 30% 39% 31%
Team Records 20-21 19-20 18-19 20-21 19-20 18-19
PIT 2-3 4-1 2-2 3-0 2-2 4-1
NYR 3-1 5-1 0-6 1-3 3-0 3-3

LINESMEN

Steve Barton #59
Devin Berg #87
Games ’21 -22 73 76
Games ’20 -21 (Reg/PO) 49/8 38/9
Career Games (Reg/PO) 1391 /115 450/40
First NHL Game 11/1/00 10/15/15
Birthplace Vankleek Hill, ON Kitchener, ON

Sutherland and Dwyer are working together for the first time this postseason. Dwyer worked the Cup Finals in 2019 and 2021; Sutherland has made eight trips.

Kelly Sutherland was previously paired with Jake Brenk for Blues/Wild Game 1, Kings/Oilers Game 2, Avs/Preds Game 3, Rangers/Pens Game 4 (PIT W 7-2)and Leafs/Lightning Game 6. That Game 4 between Pittsburgh and New York saw four penalties called – three against the Rangers.

Gord Dwyer skated alongside Francois St. Laurent for Lightning/Leafs Game 2, Hurricanes/Bruins Game 3, Wild/Blues Game 4, Kings/Oilers Game 5, and Panthers/Capitals Game 6.

This season, the Penguins are 2-2 in games officiated by Sutherland and 2-1 when Dwyer’s working. The Rangers are 3-2 under Sutherland and 2-1 under Dwyer.

Standby Officials: Jon McIsaac (#2), Libor Suchanek (#60)
Series Supervisor: Rob Shick


REFEREES

Dan O’Rourke #9
François St. Laurent #8
Games ’21 -22 75 74
Games ’20 -21 (Reg/PO) 49/13 43/13
Career Games (Reg/PO) 1322 /152 920 /71
First NHL Game 10/2/99 11/10/05
Birthplace Calgary, AB Greenfield Park, QC
Goals/Gm 5.8 (21) 5.7 (29)
PP/Gm 3.2 (9) 2.8 (29)
Penl/Gm 3.6 (18) 2.9 (41)
PIM/Gm 7.9 (26) 6.6 (41)
% of Penl on Home 49.0% (20) 49.0% (20)
More Penl on Rd % 6.0% (15) 3.0% (23)
Home Win % 59.0% (9) 63.0% (4)
Home Rec. 29-20 27-16
OT/SO Games 31.0% (6) 21.0% (23)
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
2019-20 29% 37% 34% 36% 35% 29%
Team Records 20-21 19-20 18-19 20-21 19-20 18-19
DAL 2-2 3-2 3-2 2-2 3-0 3-2
CGY 4-2 4-2 3-2 0-0 1-2 2-0

LINESMEN

Kiel Murchison #79
Ryan Daisy #81
Games ’21 -22 77 76
Games ’20 -21 (Reg/PO) 51 /12 51/4
Career Games (Reg/PO) 668 /46 389 /9
First NHL Game 1/21/13 10/13/16
Birthplace Cloverdale, BC Mansfield, MA

Referees Dan O’Rourke and Francois St. Laurent are paired up for the first time in the playoffs.

O’Rourke, working with Brian Pochmara, officiated Lightning/Leafs Game 1, Bruins/Hurricanes Game 2, Panthers/Capitals Game 3, Blues/Wild Game 5, and Flames/Stars Game 6 (DAL W 4-2).

St. Laurent was partnered up with Gord Dwyer – who’s working today’s other Game 7 – at Lightning/Leafs Game 2, Hurricanes/Bruins Game 3, Wild/Blues Game 4, Kings/Oilers Game 5, and Panthers/Capitals Game 6.

Standby Officials: Graham Skilliter (#24), Trent Knorr (#74)
Series Supervisor: Don Van Massenhoven


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