BOSTON — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was livid following a 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to the St. Louis Blues, lashing out at officials over what he contends was a lack of calls.
There were only four penalties called in the game and although three went against the Blues, Cassidy felt St. Louis was the beneficiary of the officiating.
“Clearly, they missed a couple tonight,” said Cassidy, who just a few days before was voicing support for the officials as his counterpart, Craig Berube, complained about how the Blues were being treated.
“There’s a complaint or whatever put forth by the opposition,” Cassidy said. “It just seems to have changed everything.”
Cassidy was particularly upset about a no-call after forward Noel Acciari was taken out from behind by Tyler Bozak just before David Perron scored 10:36 into the third period to put the Blues up 2-0. Acciari didn’t return, leaving the already short-handed Bruins with another hole to patch.