The Boston Bruins are frustrated with how the last two games have gone. Their biggest source of frustration, however, goes a little bit deeper than just having lost two in a row.
The Bruins are starting to become unhappy with the officiating, which played a big role in Boston’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Nazem Kadri scored a power-play game-winning goal in overtime, as Torey Krug looked on from the penalty box. The Bruins defenseman had been called for holding at the 1:52 mark of the overtime, and Kadri scored the winner almost one minute later.
The Bruins also were upset that a potential high-sticking penalty wasn’t called late in the third period when Dougie Hamilton took a stick to the face. The impact left the Boston defenseman with a huge gash under his left eye.
“Guys are trying to put up with it, but it’s getting frustrating,” Bruins head coach Claude Julien told NESN’s Jamie Erdahl. “We’re having to battle more than just the other team right now.”
See the questionable holding call below, courtesy of the great Pete Blackburn.