Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy ripped the officials after their Game 5 Eastern Conference playoff loss to the New York Islanders, saying the refs are getting tricked into thinking the Islanders don't commit penalties.
"This is my take on it: We're playing a team that has a very well-respected management and coaching staff. But I think they sell a narrative over there that it's more like the New York Saints, not the New York Islanders," Cassidy said. "They play hard and they play the right way, but I feel we're the same way. And the exact calls that get called on us do not get called on them, and I don't know why."
The Bruins lost the game 5-4 and trail in the best-of-seven series three games to two. Game 6 is Wednesday in New York.
Boston was whistled for four penalties in Game 5, three of which were converted into power play goals by the Islanders.
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