Referees Dan O’Rourke (No. 9) and Dan O’Halloran (No. 13), linesmen Greg Devorski (No. 54) and Michel Cormier (No. 76).
Standbys are referee Francis Charron and linesman Tim Nowak.
Some notes on tonight’s zebras…
• O’Rourke worked Saturday’s Game 6 — a 3-1 Isles win — along with Brian Pochmara, and the two were responsible for containing the end-of-game melee that resulted in 26 PIM. Just prior to those shenanigans, O’Rourke gave Isles d-man Matt Donovan a 10-minute misconduct after what Newsday described as a “routine-looking post-whistle shoving match.”
Donovan on why he got the misconduct: “I literally have no clue.” Never said a word to O’Rourke.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) April 25, 2015
• Speaking of end-of-game shenanigans, O’Halloran’s had some experience in that department as well. He called Game 2 of the Calgary-Vancouver series — y’know, the one that ended with a massive brawl and over 100 PIM.
And now, some Game 7 notes, courtesy NHL PR…
• Home teams are 91-65 (.583) all-time in Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs but were 1-6 in 2014.
• The team that scores first is 115-41 all-time (.737), including a 4-3 mark in 2014.
• Thirty-nine Game 7s have required overtime (39-of-156, 25%). Road teams enjoy a narrow edge, 20-19 (.513).
• A total of seven series went to a Game 7 in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, tying the single-year playoff record set in 1994 and matched in 2011.