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Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour and the officials in the National Hockey League haven't always gotten along.
Brind'Amour has had a number of officiating-related blowups over his years as a head coach in the NHL, and has even been issued fines for some of the comments he has made regarding officiating in the past.
On Sunday night, Brind'Amour was once again incensed by the officiating during one of his team's games when he felt a 2nd period call against his team proved to be a pivotal turning point in the game.
"Was it a penalty?," asked a frustrated Brind'Amour when asked about the penalty call. "Let's just be honest about it, it's not a penalty. The frustrating part about it is... you gotta kill it but they've got a pretty good player and he's going to get his opportunities."
Brind'Amour also effectively accused the officials of handing a goal to the Boston Bruins, a goal that proved to be the 50th of the season for Bruins forward David Pastrnak as well as the 600th point of his NHL career.
"It's hard when you feel like they're just tossing them a goal," said Brind'Amour of the officials.
There's been no indication that any fines will be forthcoming this time around for the ornery Brind'Amour, but you can bet that NHL referees Ghislain Hebert and Graham Skilliter probably aren't too happy with how he characterized their performances last night.