Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Desert Screw Job
For the third time in three games, the Senators were on the wrong end of some horrible officiating, this time costing them at least a point, and leaving the Sens heading into the All Star break with a three game losing streak after tonight's 3-2 defeat. Not good.
The worst of the bad calls was the Nick Foligno goaltender interference that was just plainly brutal. I have no idea how they called the goal off, let alone had the balls to call a penalty on him as well. It's time for these refs to pay the price for these game changing calls. Its gotten way out of hand at this point.
The whole team looked sluggish, lathargic, and like they couldn't wait to be getting a few days off. It was a very poor effort by a team that has over achieved this far. However, tonight was the Sens 52 game, which is the most played by any team in the NHl so far, which might explain why they are so tired, especially adding in the western conference time differences.
Let's just get ready for the 2nd half of the year and enjoy the all star festivities this week shall we. Not the best reward for all of you who stayed up to watch.
Here is the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan's take on the Smith/Foligno incident. If anything she thinks it was Smith's fault.
Thoughts on the game?