Blues HC Craig Berube rips refs for 'one-sided' officiating
Craig Berube was particularly frustrated about a perceived missed call involving defenseman Colton Parayko. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Blues head coach Craig Berube rips referees for 'one-sided' officiating

St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube has not been happy with the officiating during his team's first-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, and he made it known after a 5-1 loss on Friday night. 

Berube was particularly frustrated about a perceived missed call involving defenseman Colton Parayko.

"Parayko gets tripped in the corner. (The Avalanche) go down (and) score a goal. ... He gets slew-footed, and they don't call it, and it cost us a goal," Berube said. "It's terrible. It's so one-sided, it's not even funny."

Friday's loss put the Blues down 3-0 in the series and they must win Game 4 on Sunday to avoid elimination. 

The Blues have benefitted from Berube calling out the officiating in the past. During the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, the bench boss ripped the officials following a 7-2 Game 3 loss to the Boston Bruins. St. Louis then went on to win three of its next four games to win the title. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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