Montreal Canadiens Pull Out Game 4 Win Despite Poor Officiating

May 6th, 2010 by Matt Eichel Leave a reply »
Say what you will or believe what you may, Thursday night's victory at the Bell Centre for the home team didn't come easy.

Despite being down 2-1 early and having a slew of non-calls against them, the Canadiens found a way to win and the ghosts of the old Montreal Forum seemed to finally be settling into the Bell Centre just nicely.

It's not a conspiracy theory anymore, tonight's officiating was just an awful mockery of NHL officials.

As emphasized by Montreal Gazette beat writer Mike Boone, here are the top three picks for best non-call of the game:

Ruslan Fedotenko takes out PK Subban at the point which leads to a Maxime Talbot breakaway and a goal to tie the game.  No call.

Sidney Crosby trips up Roman Hamrlik on a Penguins power play that then lead to a Chris Kunitz goal to put the Penguins up 2-1. No call.

Mark Eaton almost takes off Andrei Kostitsyn's head and neck in the neutral zone with the puck far from Kostitsyn's stick. No call.

Crosby's stick breaks when battling with Hall Gill and as he beseeches the refs for a penalty, he gets his wish.

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