Your Red Wings-Lightning Game 7 officials are…
Per Scouting the Refs, they’ll be referees Kevin Pollock (No. 33) and Wes McCauley (No. 4), linesmen Derek Amell (No. 75) and Derek Nansen (No. 70.)
Standbys are projected to be referee Jean Hebert and linesman Pierre Racicot.
Some notes on tonight’s zebras…
• This will be the first time Pollock and McCauley have worked together this postseason, also per Scouting The Refs. McCauley worked Game 2 of this series; Pollock hasn’t called a Red Wings-Lightning game this spring.
• Pollock recently worked the close-out Game 6 of the Minnesota-St. Louis series (in which only five total penalties were called.) McCauley worked the close-out Game 5 of the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh series (in which only six total penalties were called.)
As for the history Tampa Bay and Detroit have in Game 7s...
• Tampa Bay owns a 3-1 all-time record in Game 7s, including a 2-0 mark at home, while Detroit is 14-10 in Game 7s, including a 3-5 clip as visitors. All four of the Lightning’s Game 7 appearances have been decided by one goal; five of the Red Wings’ last six Game 7s have featured one-goal margins.
• The Lightning have a combined 33 games of Game 7 experience; the Red Wings have combined to play in 68 such games.
• Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk leads all players with seven Game 7 appearances, going 4-3 in those contests. Teammate Henrik Zetterberg paces all players with 3-6—9 in six career Game 7s.
• Three Lightning players own unblemished records in Game 7s: Anton Stralman (5-0), Brian Boyle (4-0) and Matt Carle (3-0).