Oh yeah and the Pens were 1 for 5 on the PP so the refs didn't hand them anything!
To defend my "unintelligent comments," and "conspiracy theory during the game"...
Your break down is great. Thank you for taking the time to put in the offenders and YOUR TAKE on whether they were clean or other wise. This site, or so I thought, was here to promote discussion amongst fans and non-fans alike. If you were opposed to my statements, then be opposed as a PENS fan, not as a supposed bias opinion. Its impossible to be biased in a game like this, when you are routing for one of the teams involved.
To the break down: Most all of your interpretation makes sense, but there are a few glaring issues I wanted to point out. First; the 3rd penalty in the 2nd period led to a 10 min misconduct on Nicklas Backstrom for his altercation with one of the Pens. Now this would be all fine and good if a Penguin hadn't piled on to the scrum with Ovechkin and Orpik, and Backstrom just went swingin. But as it was after Ovechkin and Orpik went to the ice, a Penguin, and I wish I could tell you which one but it is awful late right now, throws himself on top of Ovechkin with a decisive blow, and after being pulled off by Backstrom takes some well deserved shots. Both should of gotten game misconducts, but only Backstrom gets the big one.
Secondly; Gonchar is notorious for embellishing in the NHL. Did it with the Caps and has done it with the Pens since joining the team. The "high stick" from Semin was equally Gonchars fault, and in my honest opinion should have been considered for a hold, or washed out along with the high stick.
Thirdly; anyone who has EYES could see that there was no contact whatsoever to cause the stick to break in the 3rd period. Outside of the Penguin player leaning too heavily on his stick, there was nothing involving either Schultz or the Penguin player that warranted a slashing penalty. The announcers pointed it out, NHL.com brought it to light, and just about any venue who shows highlights made note of the fact that there was no contact leading to the stick breaking.
Next time you break down a game, make sure it is one where there is no vested interest. I say what I mean each and everytime I speak, and those who know me, You included Nigel, know that I am a VERY knowledgeable fan who wouldnt speak on something if I did not think it was a legitimate issue. Im thrilled the refs let the boys play in OT, and again hate to see it end on a PP, but if I feel a game is being unjustly called or that a ref has his head up his ass, then I am darn well gonna say something. GO CAPS!
Nigel Cammack said:Oh yeah and the Pens were 1 for 5 on the PP so the refs didn't hand them anything!