So while I was watching my piss poor Rangers pull off a victory in San Jose, apparently I missed the game of the year.
Long story short, the Battle of Alberta was must watch filled with goals, fights and electricity. The game eventually went to overtime, when this happened.
If this isn’t enough proof to get rid of all these stupid fucking challenges, I don’t know what is. Normally when there is legitimate goalie interference you see the goalie in the grill of the referees throwing a temper tantrum. In this case, we had none of that. Everything was a lock until they went upstairs to Toronto, where the took back the goal and kept the game going. Oilers fans were none to pleased.
Lucky for us, the game went to the shootout where Connor McDavid dazzled and scored a beauty of a goal.
The best part of this was when McDavid was skating to the bench and yelling at the refs to check that one out in Toronto. I LOVE this. As a player, you love when the captain of your team puts the refs in a body bag. Refs are always telling the players when they’re not doing something right so it’s nice to see when the players can give it to the refs. The difference between players and refs are that players will skate to the box and it’ll be over— refs will have a dick measuring contest and throw out an abuse of an official call just to show everyone that they run the show. GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WITH THAT. This is one of the things I hated about reffing. The play was all said and done but they have too much pent up little man syndrome and go try to be tough about something using the rule book. At the end of the day, everyone will remember McDavid being McDavid and not some NARC NARP with something to prove.