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Video- Sens Get No Breaks From The Refs

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Even a few of the many, many Maple Leafs fans in attendance had to be a wee bit embarrassed by the way their team broke a tie early in the second period Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Why there was no penalty call on Nazem Kadri for hauling down Zack Smith just inside the Toronto blue line -- springing the 2-on-1 break that put the visitors up 2-1 on the scoreboard -- is anyone's guess.

But look, referees are not really zebras, they are human, they make mistakes. The bothersome part isn't so much them ignoring or missing the Kadri Kan Opener (somewhere Bryan McCabe had to be smiling) but that Brian Pochmara couldn't just turn away when Smith ripped into him for the error. Instead, he gave Smith an unsportsmanlike minor and a misconduct.

Brian buddy, you gotta grow some skin when you mess up. At the very least, you've got to nail Phil Kessel for an unsportsmanlike, too, when he skates over and laugh's at Smith in the penalty box.

continue for more Ottawa talk..

Below, watch Kadri as he trips/hooks Smith causing a turnover and a Kessel goal...

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Well, is Smith holding Kadri’s stick under his arm? It looks like he might be. If so, good no call. My feeling, though is that Kardi’s stick shouldn’t be up under Smith’s arm anyway. If there were ANY CONSISTENCY AT ALL in the league on a night by night basis, it would have been hooking by Kadri no matter what.
But, league officiating is completely terrible this year and no ref calls anything the same way against two different teams so… Whatever. Just chalk it up to the NHL.

Posted by teldar on 12/08/13 at 01:19 PM ET


Only 26 minutes to try to come back from that missed call and tie the game back up?  I can see why the Sens lost.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/08/13 at 02:50 PM ET

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