Paul Maurice goes off on rant against referees following Game 1 win

Paul Maurice goes off on rant against referees following Game 1 win

The Panthers' head coach is NOT happy!



The Florida Panthers take Game 1 in their second round Stanley Cup Playoff series match against the Toronto Maple Leafs and they can thank netminder Sergei Bobrovsky for the W.

Bobrovsky was absolutely incredible for the Panthers tonight, making 34 saves in an outstanding effort. Maybe the most impressive part of Bobrovsky performance though was his poise late in the game and on the penalty kill. The Leafs were ALL OVER the Panthers with the man advantage, but had a difficult time rattling the calm and cool Bobrovsky.

Just how lopsided was the officiating? 

Well, let's just say that Panthers head coach Paul Maurice not so-subtly let the refs know that the powerplays were 5-1 in favor of the Leafs.

Check it out:

Not gonna lie... I absolutely love it lol!

Following the game though, Maurice made it clear that he's not happy with the officiating and went on a bit of a rant saying, "We have just accepted the fact that we're going to be in the penalty box more than the opponent. Tell Sergei to get lots of sleep."

The last comment there is in reference to Bobrovsky, who receives the largest workload as a result of the Panthers' penalty record.

Wins Game 1, but still calls out the officials. It's a bold strategy, let's see if it works out for him.

Source: TSN