I doubt this gets overturned, but there was a good 2 second delay before the whistle. Intent to blow, perhaps??
Yeah, you could clearly see the point where he lost sight of the puck, he was just sluggish on the whistle and blew it late. He probably wasn't expecting the puck to come loose from under Smith.
Unfortunate, but our forecheck has stepped up in the last ten minutes and has turned into two goals. If we keep the pressure on and score another goal before the end of the first, we'll be in great shape.
As a Habs fan, this game is also making me miss Kyle Chipchura again. Really enjoyed watching him on the Bulldogs. Great team guy, works hard, protects teammates despite not being a top fighter, good at both ends, good protecting the puck and winning it on the boards and has better hands than you might expect. Shame he didn't get more of a chance to make the Habs.
Up and down first period, but the highers were higher than the lows were low, and we end up with a 2-0 lead. Power play looks anemic again, but the forecheck has come to life and really turned the game in our favor. Two more periods like this one, and we're back in this series.