Yet, even as the Bruins attempted comeback fell short, something shifted after Trotz commented on the officials. Whether the calls on the ice have leaned in their favor — Bruce Cassidy, with an accidental lacrosse reference, sure thought so — or not, the perception is the Bruins are battling more than just the Islanders.Columbus Blue Jackets
Cassidy also accused the officials of being influenced by Islanders head coach Barry Trotz, who suggested that the referees should watch out for B's center Patrice Bergeron "cheating" on face-offs.
"I think those two officials are excellent officials. They missed a couple high sticks along the way in the series. I pointed that out. We’re told we have to keep our comments civil. I thought it was. They didn’t see it that way.Buffalo Sabres
No doubt, Marchessault gains the headlines for Sunday in the NHL. For the first time in his impressive career, Marchessault collected a playoff hat trick.
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Bednar was much happier with the team's performance in Game 4, despite losing 5-1. And on Tuesday, Bednar was once again pleased with his team's effort.
Tampa Bay will play either the New York Islanders or the Boston Bruins in the final four. The Islanders lead that series 3-2.Pittsburgh Penguins
The Sharks selected winger Ozzy Wiesblatt in the first round last year with the No. 31 overall pick. Wiesblatt, a native of Canada, played six games with the San Jose Barracuda this season and totaled three points. He also scored 28 points in 23 games for the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League.Toronto Maple Leafs
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