What a maddeningly frustrating game to watch. Don't cry to me about the refs. The calls were close enough. You have to be more disciplined in your physicality. That simple. Good teams never blame the refs, you get it done.
Or, you know, kill a penalty. That helps too.
I'm immensely proud of this team but really frustrated after this one. Battled all the way back, dominated large portions of the game, all the momentum... and THAT was their 4th goal? Ugh.
Parayko is the second coming. The patience he showed on that goal was textbook straight out of the players manual. Logged a ton of ice time. So impressed.
SOBOTKA. Good God man. That shot was disgusting, he's had a phenomenal playoff year so far.
Also: WILL SOMEONE WIN A FACEOFF!?!? We lost about 4-5 straight when the Preds had the 4-3 power play and if it wasn't for Pietro it could've been worse than it was.
And this experienced officiating crew screwed the Blues in the 3rd.
Two hooks - blatant
Hold - blatant
Bortuzzo - blatanly high-sticked by Subban
None of them called after giving the Predators a 3-1 edge on PPs through the first two periods.
Penalties are penalties. 2 of the above were on scoring chances and one stopped a Blues odd-man break out. ....
The refs put the whistles in their pockets in the 3rd for BOTH teams. Did you not see when Schwartz was hurt trying to get off the ice and his replacement had already jumped over and the puck slides between Schwartz's legs? Preds players yelling their heads off at the refs? That's the definition of too many men on the ice. Wasn't called. Sorry, this game wasn't even close to the refs fault.