Cassidy Calls Out Refs And NHL For Blown Call.

Published April 17, 2018 at 12:01

The Boston Bruins weren't able to take a 3-0 series lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night and while there's a couple of reasons behind, there's one glaring sequence that sticks out. 

While the B's had problems executing all night long, the blown delay of game call in the first period started the Bruins off on the wrong foot.

Bruins forward Riley Nash was called for delay of game even though the replay clearly showed the puck bouncing off the glass, what infuriated the Bruins and head coach Bruce Cassidy is that there was no immediate call on the play, it took a huddle from the refs to call a penalty. 

Cassidy wasn't labeling the play as an excuse for the loss, but called the refs out for the process they took to make the call.

"Well, my question was 'Who made the call?' " Cassidy said. "There's no call immediately. . . [When] the ref makes a call immediately, you kind of live with it because it's decisive. So now they get together and you assume they want to make the right call. That's the idea and we get that.

"But . . . clearly they guessed, because it did hit the glass. So they guessed and . . . I don't think you can guess and give somebody a power play.

"I'd prefer [they] not guess and err on the side of caution. And if it happened against us, then I would say the same thing. You've got to be pretty sure it went right out to come that call."
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