Two games there: everything before 10 min into period 2, and everything after. Funny, I only turned it on for that second part. Woot!Wow the Lightning pulled it off. In the second period they looked flat and tired and were getting dominated and scored on. Then someone flipped a switch and what a turn around. Gotta hand it to them, they never give up! Go Bolts!
No idea on the bruins/islanders series. But I do follow the Tampa Bay games and outcomes on another forum (HFBoards - NHL Message Board and Forum for National Hockey League) and I can tell you that the fans of losing teams to the Lightning ALWAYS complain about officiating. It's mostly "whataboutism" complaints, where they think the lightning are getting away with offenses that their team gets call on. To me it's just whiney.So I hven't had a chance to watch any of the games, but being in Boston all I hear is that the officiating is costing the B's these games. Forget allowing PP goals, blowing opportunities etc.
I did look up a couple articles out of NYC, and they said |(if they mentioned it at all) that it was fine.
Is anyone out there independent of this series that's watched it and can comment?
Obviously we as fans / viewers can see more than the zebras on ice, espeically with the benefit of instant replay. But it the officiation / the calls really that biased towards the Islanders, or is it another case of whiny B's fans?
(Yes, I live in the Boston area but I'm not specifically a B's fan - just a fan of the game, with no specific team I root for.)
I know there is a review process for baseball umps, and I believe NFL officials. Why there isn't for every sport |I don't get.I think officiating as a whole is getting worse and worse with non call, and blatant violations being overlooked by some teams yet called on there opponents in the same game.
I believe there should be an official “officials review board” to impose fines/penalties on officials missing blantent violations or badly called non penalties. And if such a board exists they need to do a better job.
Spoken like a gentleman and a good sport.Ugh. Tough game to watch tonight but there's no doubt the Islanders were the better team and deserve to move on.
Here's hoping they win the Cup