Round Two has already been a whirlwind for Boston.
A goal was waived off earlier in the game and put Tampa on a power play, and then Tuukka Rask under pressure lost a skate blade, and promptly got scored on as he was both trying to get to the center of the net and also trying to get the Referee’s attention:
Tuukka has a wardrobe malfunction & the Bolts capitalize pic.twitter.com/v88IUwgyP3— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 28, 2018
Rask subsequently lost his mind, which we know tends to mean he throws stuff. Which meant he tossed the equivalent of a kitchen knife at the referees...and nobody reacted. Hockey is a weird sport.
Regrettably for the team and for Rask himself, the rulebook doesn’t have anything that could govern this particular situation.
Annoying, something that definitely needs to be amended (at least in my opinion), but regardless, the game is now 3-2 at the end of 40.
Here’s hoping the officiating gets better over the last 20.