Stop me if you’ve heard this before but the refs are being blamed for single-handedly derailing the outcome of a very important game.
You don’t need to be Coach Bombay to have recognized a clear trip directly before the Blues scored to make it 2-0 midway through the third period. Blues forward Tyler Bozak tripped Bruins forward Noel Acciari from behind, sending him to the ice and out of play. Seconds later, David Perron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal, with the Blues now one win away from hoisting their first ever Stanley Cup trophy.
The missed call was just icing on the cake in a wholly poor performance by the refs, who also missed a couple of Blues’ high hits on Torey Krug. Bruins legend and current team president Cam Neely perfectly summed up the sentiment of Boston fans…
After the game, B’s coach Bruce Cassidy labeled the missed call “egregious” and a huge “black eye” for the league. Meanwhile, Bruins fans used Twitter as a means of therapy.
Believe it or not, the rest of the planet has no sympathy for a city that hasn’t won a professional sports championship in all of like, 8 hours.
Game 6 is on Sunday in St. Louis.