Refs honestly have something against the Bolts. Shannon getting trucked drawing blood on a high hit after the whistle really should be called.
And Toronto has it in for the CBJ, so it cancels out. I've always thought the officiating was bad for all 30 teams last year. Haven't watched enough teams this year. In fact this is the first TBL game I've watched, believe it or not.
Random thought: is there a possibility that the Malone hit in the preseason, which was basically played on a loop at the NHL office, and undoubtedly brought to the attention of the league's refs, clouded their opinion of the Lightning as a whole?