I think we played well both games. I think had we gotten one by Saunders in thr 1st, we'd have won that game. I like what these guys are showing, and once we get Hano and Benik back, they could be quite lethal.
The sketchiest 5 minute major you will find right there.........
I thought (and this is me watching the game live without the benefit of replay) the Barnes hit on Serratore was to the head and was called correctly. Can't fault the refs on that one although Serratore getting shaken up had to play a role in it.
The first one was surprising, though. Even seeing it on the other end of the ice it looked like interference and boarding but not a 5 minute checking from behind.
Originally Posted by squidz
From what I heard about the game, (namely the comments here about the majors) the Badgers pulling out a tie is pretty much equivalent to a blowout win.
If you want to see the hits, they're up here. To say Eaves was pissed off at the refs for both is being kind.
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Tyler Barnes is a Gopher killer. Almost literally. He was either trying to avoid him or put his shoulder and elbow into his head. And it didn't look like he was avoiding him.
The one on Haula was iffy. Definitely from behind and looked back from the broadcast angle, but you can't just call a penalty when people get hurt. You have to start calling it on every instance so people stop doing it all together.