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by Paul on 01/03/12 at 12:05 AM ET
via Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants,
Henrik Lundqvist said he couldn’t believe Briere was afforded a penalty shot and didn’t discount the crazy notion that the NHL and NBC just wanted to showcase a penalty shot to casual fans.
Rangers general manager Glen Sather was also very upset after I asked him about the Rangers backing up his guarantee of a victory on Sept. 26.
“I didn’t think the game would come down to that situation,” Sather said. “You see three or four calls that are enough to blow your mind…Look at all of it.”
Also via Ranger Rants,
JOHN TORTORELLA: I’m not sure if NBC got together with the refs or what to turn this into an overtime game. It started with the non-call on Gaby’s, and he gets pitchforked in the stomach and everything starts going against us. So for two good refs, I thought the game was reffed horribly.
So I’m not sure what happened there. Maybe they wanted to get into overtime. I’m not sure if they had meetings about that or what. But we stood in there. We stood in there.
And again, I don’t want to—because they are good guys. I just thought tonight, it was—in that third period, it was disgusting.
added 11:16pm, Watch below as Tortorella talks post-game about the refs…
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