dmiles2186 wrote:sseagle wrote:And I know dmiles hates when tarasenko stepped up and defended his man.
I took issue with him tackling the Kings player by the neck and negating the power play. Standing up for your guy is what you always want to see. He just didn't have to step over the line.
That late in the game and two goals down, I was totally ok with Tarasenko knocking the LA douche down to the ice. I would've kicked in the head too but Vladi's cool head prevailed. I could only imagine how frustrating it was to play against the grappling, tripping Kings that got away with 4-5 penalties each period. I don't want to say that the refs are biased but - and everyone knows it - the initial penalty almost never gets called. It's when the guy who was just tripped or run over tries to get back he gets penalized. And the Kings are pretty good at playing that game. Almost Red Wings-like good. And I loathe them for it.