Well I'm going to claim they were consistent all the way through, but if you're not going to call trip that takes away clear breakaways, especially given the fact that the person doing it was the defenseman who misplayed the puck in the first place, then 'putting the whistle away' makes the game a farce as well.
Or would you prefer to go back to the days when the Florida Panthers went to the finals?
The refs let them off the hook once, instead of blaming them, maybe Tomi Poti'S lousy play deserves some scrutiny.
Besides calling fewer penalties as the game goes on is nothing new. It would be more upsetting to call nothing at the beginning and a pile of chintzy calls at the end.