posted at 6/25/2013 12:55 AM EDT
In response to dgpffl's comment:
In response to AFNAV130's comment:
Horrible. Cost the Bs the Stanley Cup. Period. Dot. 99 percent of you won't agree, well because you put blind faith in the officials of any sport. And when I say cost, I point to game 1. Triple overtime. Unnecessary had it been called fairly in regular time. Caught up to them as the series ground on. Game 2, horrible. Do you think that tonight the Blackhawks started playing dirty and grabbing penalties? Heck no, they've been that way all series. Yes, the Bruins didn't capitalize and that's their own fault. But had it been called fairly, series over in 5. Flame away please, and that will only further my point.
PS. Yes I know they won game 2. Irrelevant to the discussion.
I think back on game 1 and can understand your angst. If you think back for the complete game, you will remember the multiple opportunites that the Bruins had to win it. Do you remember Daugavins wide open net he had in OT to win it? I know I do as I got 3 hours of sleep that night before going to work the next morning going over in my head how he did not score a goal.
I dont want to "Flame away" on you, I just want you to know I empathize with you and am just as heartbroken as you are that the Bruins lost. I could blame numerous people for the loss - including my wonderful wife who made me watch the game in a dirty Bruins jersey because she forgot the wash but I wont. The Bruins had a great year, and I am proud of them for how well they played and I empahtize with you on the loss.
Don't disagree. And yes, they had chances. But what of the chances they didn't get? To me it invalidates a series. I call them acts of god, whether someone scores or not. Doesn't mean that they weren't screwed out of calls. The misses, such as Daugavins, or Kelly with the wide open net, are just part of the natural course of the game. The bogus high stick in game one to Chara. The BS call on Horton to give the Blackhawks a 5-3 when they desperately needed something, anything. It was hosed from the get go and I give the Bs a huge amount of credit for fighting against that the best they could. In the end, it hurt them. The Blackhawks are not the champions. I don't care what the trophy says. They were handed it. Or at least had a ton of help along the way.