Jun 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Staples Center the day before game one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Final referees announced by NHL

Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran, Steve Kozari, and Brad Watson have been picked to officiate, according the National Hockey League’s public relations department.

The linesmen assigned will be Scott Driscoll, Shane Heyer, Brad Kovachik, and Derek Amell.

This isn’t the first go-around for the likes of McCauley, Watson, and O’Halloran, as they all worked last year’s Stanley Cup Final as well. O’Hallaran also worked 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012′s Finals, in addition to the gold medal game during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

This will be Steve Kozari’s first Stanley Cup Final, although he’s worked alongside Brad Watson since round 2.

One of the linesmen assigned to the final is Scott Driscoll, who was involved in the situation in which Dan Carcillo was suspended for ten games (later reduced to six). Carcillo, a New York Ranger, was banned for physically abusing an official. He was the first player to successfully have his penalty reduced by the league commissioner under the new collective bargaining agreement.

The Stanley Cup Final begins tonight, with the Los Angeles Kings taking on the New York Rangers at 8 p.m. EST. The best of 7 series kicks off with Watson and Kozari working Game 1, with Driscoll and Heyer working the lines.

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