I was at the game. Awesome crowd, unfortunately they got too caught up chanting "ref you suck", and not "go Sens go"....
Loved the Neil fight, but again, unfortunately that was the turning point for the Rangers. Sens died off after that and the Rangers organized.
Reffing was questionable. It really killed the enjoyment of being there in the second period. From bad calls to redoing face offs. It really wasn't fun to watch.
I personally don't think that games are predetermined, but when reffing is that bad you really get that WWE vibe. They got too involved last night, which is a shame.
Of course the Sens didn't help themselves at all either. Terrible passing and almost no hustle for the majority of the game. I'm not gonna mention lack of shooting, but what the hell.
People are saying Spezza had no lanes to shoot as they were all clogged. All I say to that is Paulrus clearly disagreed, since Spezza was benched for the majority of the third. When asked if Spezza was injured in the third or if Maclean was sending him a message by not playing him, Maclean simply said "he's not injured", and left it at that.
Silfverberg showed some speed, but he's too small and was pushed off the puck quite easily. Unfair to him to throw him in there. I would have preferred butler or stone.
I'm curious to know what the, trip on Neil in front of the rangers net, late hit on Karlsson (which sent him flying into the boards), cross check to Alfies back in front of the bench, and wild stick swing at Neil looked like on Tv.