This has been one of the worst officiated games I've seen all year. Hatcher has gotten away with 2 punches to the face of Penguins, the goal that was clearly a goal that was disallowed, the "diving" call on Ruutu when he got punched in the face? C'mon! Helen Keller could have called a better game than these guys.
Perhaps worse than anything was the stupid, moronic, know-nothing announcers of Versus. They know nothing about hockey and I am sick of their biased commentary. Every penatly call against Philly was a bad call, they agreed with the "diving" call of Ruutu, and when Philly scored they had emotion in their voice. When the Pens scored, they sounded disappointed.
This is why Hockey isn't taking off. Versus sucks. The officials of tonight's game suck. I know everyone agrees that the Pens being in the Stanley Cup Finals would benefit the league the most and get the highest ratings, but after some game 1 calls and after tonights game, I wonder if the Refs and announcers are trying to prevent that from happening (or more likely trying to force out a 7 game series to get more exposure).
At least the Pens seem to not let the poor officiating bother them much. Currently they are up 3-2 with less than 10 to go in the game. If they can hold on to the lead and take the game...the poor officiating will just be a side thought.
Now if only we can get Mike Lang on Versus....