Game 5 - Bruins v. Blues

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Blues are playing wreckless. Refs have been awful but eventually that catches up and the Bruins will get a few great looks. That said they need to figure out how to control the puck better.
 

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We’ve got em right where we want them. Quick goal and the world’s worst crowd magically roars to life.

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The disgusting part is when Krejci went to the ref to argue at the end of the second period, the ref argued back that it wasn't a penalty. How could one see that play, see the resultant scoring opportunity it created and not at least say to Krejci that they missed it or something.
 

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I hate it about both of them lol. Stop being so damn proud, it doesn't pay off.
Seriously. The two most important jobs for NBA and NHL coaches are dealing with egos to get those great players to buy into the team concept, and working the refs.
 

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Despite the non calls, they have had a ton of chances. They must park guys in front of the net and shoot. How many times this post season have they had to remind themselves to do that?
 

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It’s not all refs. It’s some, but Bs got outplayed that period pretty clearly. Having issues clearing the puck out of their end. Can’t get the puck in the zone clean. Power play is a joke.

It’s not all refs. They need to step up the play
 

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Who is the clown on NBC sports Boston with the Kenny G hair? He said perron’s interference shouldn’t have been a penalty. Has this guy ever watched a fucking hockey game before?
 

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Blues just have no fear that A) a penalty will be called or B) one of their guys will be put in danger of having his brain scrambled.

One of the two needs to start happening.
 

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It’s not all refs. It’s some, but Bs got outplayed that period pretty clearly. Having issues clearing the puck out of their end. Can’t get the puck in the zone clean. Power play is a joke.

It’s not all refs. They need to step up the play
This is undoubtedly true. But poor 2nd periods have been pretty normal. So have strong 3rds.
 

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Does the nhl want the “last to first” story so they can sell more tickets to shitty teams next January? Or is it just typical Nhl ref incompetence?
 

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Blues just have no fear that A) a penalty will be called or B) one of their guys will be put in danger of having his brain scrambled.

One of the two needs to start happening.
Agree. If someone took run at Tarasenko or O’reilly I think a lot of this shit stops.
 

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Does the nhl want the “last to first” story so they can sell more tickets to shitty teams next January? Or is it just typical Nhl ref incompetence?
I want to believe the latter. The refs who get to this point are proud as hell, and I think that leads to them doubling down when they get blowback on a call. Unfortunately, when you have guys like Steve Kozari as the 'best' you are setting up for a shitty product

I wish Wes McCauley were calling this series, I think he yanked a hamstring though
 

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Who is the clown on NBC sports Boston with the Kenny G hair? He said perron’s interference shouldn’t have been a penalty. Has this guy ever watched a fucking hockey game before?
Compared to other Blues plays,it was very surprising that they called this a penalty. There was a vicious headshot uncalled and numerous stick and arm grabs. Then they randomly call Perron for interference.
 

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Agree. If someone took run at Tarasenko or O’reilly I think a lot of this shit stops.
Not in the Stanley Cup it won't. StL has been rewarded for this style, with their lack of skill and depth, it's the only way they can win, they won't stop ever.
 

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I want to believe the latter. The refs who get to this point are proud as hell, and I think that leads to them doubling down when they get blowback on a call. Unfortunately, when you have guys like Steve Kozari as the 'best' you are setting up for a shitty product

I wish Wes McCauley were calling this series, I think he yanked a hamstring though
He’s doing the series isn’t he? Thought he had game 3 (the offside review call) and will probably get 6 I would think
 

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It doesn’t even have to be a dirty hit. Just wait until one of them is skating along the boards and give him the old Pacioretty.
 

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Does the nhl want the “last to first” story so they can sell more tickets to shitty teams next January? Or is it just typical Nhl ref incompetence?
It’s because the guys that work for the league are consistently surrounded by Leafs homers in the GTA. They don’t want to deal with the backlash all summer if the Bruins win.
 

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Does the nhl want the “last to first” story so they can sell more tickets to shitty teams next January? Or is it just typical Nhl ref incompetence?
Even if for some dumbass reason they wanted that story line it would make no sense to gift game 5. They'd want this to go 7. Occam's Razor points to this just being more the general incompetence of the referees.
 

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He’s doing the series isn’t he? Thought he had game 3 (the offside review call) and will probably get 6 I would think
Shit is he? I thought he pulled his hamstring in the WCF and was out for the rest of the playoffs. Wasn't listening to audio for g3 in the air so may be wrong obviously
 

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Do you think Jason from Middlesex has a hard time shaving, what with his sensitive skin and all?
 

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Bruins are getting entries, they’ve outshot the Blues 25-14, they’ve played through the clutching and grabbing. They’re going to tie this up soon.
 

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It’s because the guys that work for the league are consistently surrounded by Leafs homers in the GTA. They don’t want to deal with the backlash all summer if the Bruins win.
Kind of annoying that literally every sport’s headquarters are located in cities that have reason to hate Boston sports.
 

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Even if for some dumbass reason they wanted that story line it would make no sense to gift game 5. They'd want this to go 7. Occam's Razor points to this just being more the general incompetence of the referees.
I agree. And Cassidy needs to adjust. This is the style that the Blues have played all playoffs. In games 1&3 it didn’t worn but this is the third time it has now.

Their personnel aren’t the best against it.