It’s tough to blame the referees entirely for the Bruins 4-2 Game 2 loss to the Lightning, but they definitely didn’t help matters. After the game NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick absolutely unloaded on the officiating.
— Boston Bruins on CLNS (@BruinsCLNS) May 1, 2018
In the video, Roenick points to a few prime examples of blatant missed calls by referees.
“We hate to harp on the refs sometimes,” said Roenick. “But tonight, they deserve to get harped on.”
“That’s not called a slash?” exclaimed an annoyed Roenick. “That’s the definition of the new slashing rule.”
“How could none of these be called at the most crucial part of a hockey game, in the playoffs?” said Roenick.
“It’s unacceptable, it’s got to be better. It’s too inconsistent. And if they don’t, there’s going to be a lot of complaining and not just on the ice.”