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02-09-2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MtlPenFan View Post

Just stop. I never complain about officiating, but playing awful hockey is a byproduct of rules that have been established over a 100 year period are now being changed depending on a ref's mood.

Today's the one day where you put the blame almost squarely on a third party who has way too much influence in deciding games.
I just have no idea what game you were watching if you think reffing was the reason we lost. We got out-skated, out-hit, out-forechecked all afternoon.

The reffing was bad, but the Pens were even worse. This was reminiscent of that 4-1 loss to the Islanders. The team had no jump or energy.

Saying we lost because of the reffing is a crappy excuse for a bad effort by the team. I hope Bylsma and the Pens aren't using it as one because they will lose tomorrow as well if they bring the same effort against the Devils.

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