Published: Sun, June 09, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Bruins angry, frustrated by no-calls in Game 5 loss to Blues

Bruins angry, frustrated by no-calls in Game 5 loss to Blues

How is it that Ivan Barbashev didn't even get a minor in Game 5 when he elbowed Marcus Johansson, who sprawled to the ice, at the ref's feet, and one day later he had a call with the department of safety?

Before that admission Cassidy's comments served as a Band-Aid, covering up the Bruins' shortcomings in this Stanley Cup final.

The Blues are one win away from their first championship. Moore and Kampfer are both capable veterans, but they're not about to move the needle in Boston's favor.

David Perron scored what turned out to be the game victor with just under 10 minutes to play, prompting enraged Bruins fans to litter the ice with debris in protest at a missed penalty call moments earlier. Firstly, the Boston Bruins have missed out on so many opportunities in Game 5 at home that they almost deserved to lose.

Cassidy was particularly upset about a no-call after forward Noel Acciari was taken out from behind by Tyler Bozak just before David Perron scored 10:36 into the third period to put the Blues up 2-0.

The missed call in Game 5 was more along the lines of Kerry Fraser's missed high-stick in the 1993 conference final than it was Brett Hull's puck in the skate in the 1999 final.

Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and the Blues withstood the emotional rush of Zdeno Chara's return to beat the Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven final. We can't worry about him being out. "The no-call on Acciari. their player is on his way to the box". A hand pass is not subject to review, so the goal stood.

Chara's status for the game was uncertain, but he took the ice in pregame warmups and was deemed fit enough to play. The team has the potential to win the top trophy in hockey Sunday in St. Louis.

Sanford, who went back into the lineup when Sundqvist was suspended for Game 3 for his hit on Matt Grzelcyk, has a point in each of those games. "We forecheck hard. I'll say it again, we are the least-penalized team in the playoffs. That's what they do", DeBrusk said. They will time to time, but you walk through the room and you see a guy who you can tell is despondent. If you're a fan not pulling for either team, you have to love how the first five games have gone.

"I feel fine playing", Chara said.

The refs could have easily blown the whistle there, and I don't think too many people would have complained on either side. He swiftly backhanded another rebound in a tight window after the puck scooted toward him after coming into play from behind the net.

But let's get back to Game 4, the first game after Craig Berube judged the officials; there is another important moment. "The emotion now is we have to put it behind us and we have to win Game 6".

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