Cassidy Calls Out Refs After Game 2.

Published May 1, 2018 at 11:53

No excuses, the Tampa Bay Lightning were the better team in Game 2. 

However, to say that refs Kelly Sutherland and Eric Furlatt didn't give the Lightning a bit of a boost, would be a lie. 

To start there was the non-call when Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman slashed Brad  Marchand on the hands. 

"He slashed him right on the hands," said Cassidy.
"I just think it's unacceptable to miss that call. It's right on the hands, so that should be automatic. It's one thing if it's a judgment call on the stick, but that one was on the hands . . . When it clearly hits him on the hands and then he clearly loses possession of the puck, then that should be an infraction." 

There's plenty of other questionable calls and non-calls, David Pastrnak's four minute high sticking penalty, Dan Girardi's cross check on Pastrnak that went uncalled and of course the extremely weak slashing penalty given to Torey Krug. 

"We're on the wrong side of three or four calls tonight that impacted the game," said Cassidy. "[We] need to play through that,"

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