Friday, March 25, 2016

Panthers beat Bruins, NHL screws Bruins again

Toronto says no goal on obvious goal, on March 24, 2016. Watch the game recap video here.

Video from the NHL stating that the video review was inconclusive in determining whether the puck completely crossed the Florida goal line. Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Boston.
You would have thought that bringing in coach's challenges, more camera angles and replays would help the NHL but there have been lots of baffling calls this season, along with tons of bad reffing (not just in Bruins games, this goes league-wide). So many bad calls that it has made fans shake their head and now it's also making players shake their heads in amazement. Just watch the videos on the left side.

I can't wait for the NHL to screw a team in the playoffs with one of these calls (and it'll probably be Boston if they even make the playoffs this year). With this loss, the Bruins have lost 5 straight games and the Flyers and Red Wings are looking to move past them in the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 13th goal of the season, making the score 1-0 Bruins. Later, Panthers Reilly Smith scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Panthers Vincent Trocheck scored a short-handed goal, making the score 2-1 Panthers.

In the third period, Panthers Jussi Jokinen scored, making the score 3-1 Panthers. Later, Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau scored an empty-net goal, making the score 4-1 Panthers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 32 saves on 35 shots. Rask is now 28-21-7 with a 2.54 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Panthers led the game in shots 36-35, faceoff wins 41-37 and blocked shots 15-11. Both teams had 19 hits. Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power-play.

Eye-opening stat: Bruins led the game in giveaways 15-1. David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 3 giveaways.

Loui Eriksson led the Bruins with 7 shots. Beleskey, Seidenberg, Acciari, Vatrano and Miller all had 3 hits each to lead the Bruins.

Landon Ferraro, Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 39-28-8 with 86 points this season. The Bruins are now 16-17-5 at home this season. The Bruins are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

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