It can be quite costly to voice your frustration towards the officials in the National Hockey League.
However, it seems like Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy won’t have to pay up for his postgame comments after the controversial ending to Boston’s controversial 2-1 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Blues.
As you know, the end of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final was quite a mess in Boston last night. 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.
Cassidy did however manage to find the right word to describe what took place in the third period, despite the fact he did not hold back on what he had to say.
“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.
TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that the NHL is not expected to fine the Bruins’ bench boss for his postgame comments.
It is a thin line, but it seems like Cassidy will not be fined and can keep focusing on getting his players ready to tie the series up and force a Game 7 in Stanley Cup final back in Boston.
Bruins fans would have been so upset if Cassidy would have had to pay up for his comments.