I probably knew it was coming, but Bruce Cassidy was fined $ 25,000 for his comments Monday will be criticizing officials. The Boston Bruins head coach was clear that he thought they were normally good referees, but he called them on their different treatment of his team and the New York Islanders.
“We played a team that has a very respected management and a coaching staff, they won a Stanley Cup. But I think they sell a narrative here that is more like the New York Saints, not the New York Islanders. They play hard, they play the right way, but I feel like we are the same way.The same calls, the exact calls that are called on us are not called on them and they are not because.These are very good officers …
“… they just need to be better than that. Just call the game you see, stop listening to these outside influences and do it right. I don’t think they’re great tonight I won’t lie to you. But they’ve been, they’re good officers. I know these two guys, they’re good guys, good officers. Tonight I thought they were out, but you could say the same for us. “
The fine will be for the NHL Foundation.
Cassidy is obviously frustrated by the way the series is going for the Bruins, who have not been able to turn against the Islanders Monday night despite shooting them drastically. New York managed to score on three different power games in the first two periods while taking only two own penalties throughout the game. Boston beat the Islanders 44-19, but fell 5-4 and are now on the verge of elimination in their second-round series.