I’ll make this quick because it’s late, but it goes without saying there was plenty of talk post-game about the officiating, particularly the pick on Brendan Shanahan that led to the game-winning goal.
We even came up upstairs to review the video, and as someone who hates writing about referees, even I have to admit it was pretty blatant. Or as Tom Renney said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“You know at the beginning of the year at training camp we all get sent video on what certain calls are and how theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to be called. That was absolutely without question the best footage you can have for faceoff interference.Ã¢â‚¬?
Were the Rangers robbed? I wouldn’t go that far. Let’s just say for all of the positive work they did last night, they still were plenty sloppy, especially in the second period. Still, given the momentum generated toward the end, you can’t help but wonder how the result might have been different.
OK, that’s all for now. Back with more tomorrow. Until then, happy belly-aching.