i can't believe how many questionable calls there has been both ways. there has been maybe 1 or 2 good calls and the rest have been fantom calls and ones that REALLY should have been left alone in the playoffs. it's an absolute pathetic showing by the officials. a playoff game should never be a special teams battle. i'm sure both teams are upset at the officiating tonight, and the league should be embarassed.
The refs have been pretty brutal but you have to admit it's gone BOTH ways. How Malik can deliver a 'cross-check' with his elbow is beyond me
Absolutely. I even said as much in the post you quoted.
First playoff game in eight years, and we have to put up with the Referees trying to be the stars. This series has a chance to be the best playoff series in the first round, but this isnt even hockey. It's only a pathetic joke that Bettman's NHL has brought about.
One can only wonder how this game would have looked if the officials weren't so incompetent. Even though most of the penalties were a joke, no way we can allow four powerplay goals to a mediocre PP unit like the Canucks. Not nearly good enough.
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Originally Posted by golfmade
Are the refs tonight known for calling more than usual or is this an abnormal game from that perspective?
They have been calling a lot, but the thing is a lot of them are even-ups or phantom calls. They'll call a weak slash, and then let go a boarding or goaltending interference. All goals have been on the PP so far, so they are having some effect on the score as well.