There are missed calls and then there’s this.
10:58 into the first period, Braden Holtby skated behind the net to stop a Penguins dump in. After leaving the puck for Kevin Shattenkirk, Holtby skated back to the crease. He was tripped by Patric Hornqvist. Blantantly.
This is a textbook trip or goaltender interference penalty, but, for some reason, there was no call from Francis Charron and Wes McCauley.
Shattenkirk raised his arm to the official, but to no avail.
The problem with this miss call is that less than a minute later, Carl Hagelin scored, giving the Penguins a 1-0 Game Five lead.
This is the second glaring error officials have made in consecutive periods during this series. TJ Oshie was also whistled for a phantom high stick on Nick Bonino in the final two minutes of Game Four.
Do better, officials.
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