Originally posted on Rangers Review  |  Last updated 1/3/12
You know it was a horrendously reffed game when the winning coach makes a point of mentioning that it almost looked like it was rigged. I agree with him. Really that is all I could take away from this game, how blatantly it looked like the refs were trying to get the Flyers back in the game. The non call on Gabby, the unbelievable delay of game call, the call on Cally while the stick is at his throat, and the disgusting penalty shot awarded when Ryan McDonagh scrambled to stop a puck. Unbelievable. I blame the NHL personally. How on Earth does a guy raised in Philadelphia get to be the ref at a game, in Philly, with this kind of fanfare. Stupid, stupid, stupid decision by whoever schedules the refs. Give a ton of credit to coach John Tortorella, once again his incredible feel for the game helped earn the team a crucial 2 points allowing the Rangers to have the best record in all of hockey as of this moment. Wow. Torts split up the struggling second line that was not playing...
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