T.J. Luxmore will officiate his third NHL game Wednesday night when the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings take the Joe Louis Arena ice for the second time one week, according to scoutingtherefs.com.
Luxmore made his NHL debut in November 2013, also in Detroit, in a tilt between old Central Division rivals in the Red Wings and Nashville Predators. In that game, a 2-0 Nashville victory, a total of nine penalties — eight minors and one double-minor — were called. Six of those infractions went against Detroit. In Luxmore’s two games, 70.3 percent of minors went against the host club.
Luxmore’s partner, Kevin Pollock, called 11.4 percent more penalties on the road team than home team in the 2013-14 season. Home teams had a 54.1 winning percentage with Pollock calling games.
Pollock officiated four Bruins games last year, with the B’s picking up both points in three of those contests, while the Red Wings went 2-4 in Pollock’s games.
The website also reported the linesmen will be Mark Shewchyk and Scott Cherrey.