The Washington Capitals won Game One, but the Boston Bruins didn’t make it easy. For example, there was this one part where Boston defender Jeremy Lauzon put a legit falcon punch on TJ Oshie.
Lauzon was assessed a major pen— wait, what’s that? Okay, I’m being told there was not even a whistle on the play. Wow. That’s weird.
Midway through the third period, Oshie was tied up with Patrice Bergeron in the Boston zone. As if Bergeron had set a pick for him, Lauzon hit Oshie unaware, high in the back, leading with his left arm. Oshie fell, and his helmet tumbled to the ice.
— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) May 16, 2021
Per the NHL rulebook, helmetless Oshie was forced to leave the ice immediately, despite being visibly dazed. But there was no whistle. There wouldn’t be a whistle for another four minutes, a window during which Boston had some of their best chances of the night, including six shot attempts.
Then again, Oshie had the last laugh.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) May 16, 2021
The missed call in the third period just underlined the officials’ struggles to call Game One straight. This blown icing call in the second period began a series of events that gave Nick Ritchie his power-play goal.
I mean, that’s a *tough* icing call. pic.twitter.com/3Aoq81sATs
— Japers’ Rink (@JapersRink) May 16, 2021
Game Two is on Monday. I think we’ve found a villain on the Bs roster.
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports
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