Have you ever watched a game and thought to yourself, “What the fuck am I watching? And why the fuck am I watching it?” That was me, last night watching the game in the stands. Once I had hope and that slowly diminished over the course of two periods. It came back briefly in the third only to die out once again.
Did you hear chants of “Bullshit!” during the game? Yeah, I engaged in some of that because the refs were bad last night. One was so bad that I shouted that he was bad at his job and deserved to be fired. What I neglected to say to end that was “into the sun”. Whenever a ref was in doubt, they either threw a Bruin in the box for something or both players when only a Leaf was responsible and it was annoying.
taylor hall with the only penalty pic.twitter.com/UCyxz44mO5
— Spoked Z (@SpokedZ) March 30, 2022
Perhaps the worst thing perpetrated against the fans, besides the amount of Leafs fans allowed at the Garden, was the the team played poorly. So many turnovers. A rough night for Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, and Connor Clifton, who may have to sit after this one. Cassidy started scrambling the pairings so Grizz played on all three pairs during the game. And young Jeremy Swayman had the worst night of all, allowing 6 goals on 25 shots, one of which was a PPG. The poor guy looked dejected after being pulled to start the third. Linus Ullmark was a perfect 7-7.
The Bruins went down 3-1 in the first and it was 6-2 by the end of the second. David Pastrnak scored on the power play in the first and Jake DeBrusk deflected a puck off his skate in the second.
David Pastrnak buries another one on the power play.
1-1 game. pic.twitter.com/aZ14pmNttt
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) March 29, 2022
Jake DeBrusk using his feet for the goal: pic.twitter.com/4agUM9y6dV
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) March 30, 2022
Curtis Lazar had a dirty little goal where Erik Källgren didn’t seal the post.
Curtis Lazar scores Boston's third pic.twitter.com/CO8urnVcdh
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 30, 2022
Then the final insult was the refs calling Taylor Hall’s goal back for goalie interference. Bruce Cassidy challenged and it was reversed. We had had enough.
Bruins lose 6-4.
And Brad Marchand was given a 10 minute misconduct for some reason to start the third. WTF was that about?