This is getting messier and messier. The NHL is once again in hot water with another controversial miscall, which took place last night during Game 5 in Boston.
With under 10 minutes to play in the third period and St. Louis holding a 1-0 lead, Tyler Bozak seemed to trip Bruins forward Noel Acciari in the Boston zone. The play allowed David Perron to pick up the loose puck and beat netminder Tuukka Rask to score the eventual game-winning goal.
After the game, head coach Bruce Cassidy found the right word to describe what took place in the third period.
“It was egregious.”
Cassidy went on to say that the officiating changed in the series ever since Blues head coach Craig Berube complaining about the work of the referees following Game 3 in St. Louis. He believes this is a black eye for the NHL.
He did however add that the Bruins plan of moving on from the miscall.
The director of officiating Stephen Walkom spoke with the pool reporter to try and explain the miscall, however, his comments simply ended up being embarrassing and shameful.
"We don't make comments on judgment calls within games. There are hundreds of judgment calls in every game. The official on the play, he viewed it and he didn't view it as a penalty at the time."
Just, get it straight, NHL.