"the holier-than-thou refs had nothing to do with it" attitude is just as wrong as asserting that we lost the game solely because of the refs, in my opinion. i don't believe the refs threw the game for us, but how doughty ended up with a misconduct after that scrum and nothing happened to benn is just beyond me. ridiculous.
but wow, i hope all the posters coming in here (dallas and otherwise) don't build our reputation off this PGT. i'd like to point out, however, the post counters for the particularly inflammatory posters. sorry, on our behalf, for all that.
It's a frustrating loss but I'd hardly put the blame solely on the refs. Doughty dove, that was not a missed call. Morrow's hit was vicious but clean. Richards 4 minute penalty was by the books, he instigated with a visor. The penalties awarded in the final scrum were dumb, but it was like 20-30 seconds left of the game at that point.
The positives: - Kopitar and Johnson with multi-point games
- Quick still kept us in the game
- More than 3 goals again!
- All four lines are effective (whenever Penner feels like using the pancake energy)
- 3 PP goals!