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Guy Boucher feels Game 6 ref has been ‘lopsided’ in favor of Bruins

Posted By DJ Bean On May 25, 2011 @ 2:02 pm In General | 6 Comments

TAMPA — Guy Boucher is aware of a lot of things, a long list that even includes phantom Tim Thomas [1] quotes. Given that, it should come as no surprise that he is aware that Eric Furlatt, one of the referees for Wednesday’s Game 6, has been much nicer to the Bruins this postseason than he has been to the Lightning.

The Lightning coach — without mentioning Furlatt by name — noted on Wednesday that Furlatt has called 24 penalties against Tampa, as opposed to nine against Boston during the playoffs.

“Twenty-four to nine against, right?” Boucher said when asked if Furlatt’s officiating has been lopsided. “Yes, I’m aware of it. Very aware of it. Very, very aware of it. It has been part of our discussions quite a few times in the last games we did have that particular ref, and it is lopsided.

“The only thing we can control is what we do on the ice and hope that things will be fair like it is with everybody else.”

Furlatt has only officiated one game this series, which was Game 2. In that contest, eight penalties were called on the Lightning, and six were called on the Bruins.


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