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Video- You Have To Feel For The Caps

A few of the Capitals talked post-game, starting off with Joel Ward who took a 4 minute high-sticking penalty which allowed the Rangers to score both the tying and OT goal.

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The refs gave them Carte Blanche up until that point.  There was a ton of obstruction that was ignored by the refs.  Caps got away with a lot.  Rangers were yhe better team.

Posted by 13 user names on 05/08/12 at 03:45 AM ET

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It sucks to lose a game on a double minor, but I for one have been asking for consistent officiating throughout the game and this was a call the refs had little choice on. If you make it a mandatory 2 minutes for something as stupid as shooting ythe puck over the glass, then you have to call the high stick to the face. I’m not going to judge other calls that should have been made or that were marginal since there are too many to sort out. I just think that the officials made the right call in this instance and I hope they call it like this every game.

There should not be penalties that are called two minutes into a game, but not called with two minutes left in the game because it might affect the outcome. What affected the otucome of the game last night was Ward’s careless use of the stick in the final minutes of the game and not the officials. I feel bad for Ward, but he had his moment against the Bruins.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 05/08/12 at 10:24 AM ET

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