There was no question that Game 2 between Toronto and Boston in this first round suffered a torrent of questionable officiating. Down 1-0 in the series, Boston was intent on taking every edge they could get to tie the series up, and the refs didn’t seem inclined to actually draw the line until very late in the game.
It was at that point where Nazem Kadri was ejected for cross-checking Jake DeBrusk, in retaliation for one instance, but also probably in retaliation for a larger injustice throughout the game.
Looking toward Game 3, it is everyone’s prerogative to make sure this game doesn’t see the same fate. Some Toronto fans are worries, as it has been pointed out that one of the referees for tonight’s game, Chris Rooney, is from Boston.
At first glance, this appears to be writing on the wall that Game 3 will see even more injustices towards Toronto when it comes to officiating, due to referee homer-ism.
However, it’s probable that the exact opposite will occur.
Generally, referees make mistakes quite often in the game. Sometimes those makes are a result of innocent human error (not seeing the play), but other times those errors …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation