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Claude Julien critical of officials following win

Posted By DJ Bean On December 21, 2013 @ 10:44 pm In General | 10 Comments

Claude Julien was not a fan of the job done by Saturday night’s officials and he made it pretty clear after the Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Sabres.

The game was officiated by referees Ghislain Hebert and Don VanMassenhoven with linesmen Steve Barton and Derek Nanson, and the crew made a bad call late in the game when they gave Steve Ott a slashing penalty for the mere act of Zdeno Chara [3]‘s stick breaking.

Julien had issues with the rest of their work as well, as he was angry with a second-period cross-checking penalty assessed to Patrice Bergeron [4] and said he felt Tyler Myers should have been penalized prior to Myers’ second-period fight with Bergeron.

This was Julien’s answer when he was asked what he thought about Bergeron fighting:

“Well, I mean, he’s got to stand up for himself. I couldn’t believe they didn’t call the cross-check and the punch to the head. It’s one of those nights that I was really disappointed in a lot of the calls. I know they got a bad one at the end there maybe on Ott, but when I look back at it, it was a tough night.

Those 5-on-3s, obviously the four minute [minor penalty for Gregory Campbell [5] drawing blood on a high stick on Jamie McBain] is there, but the cross-check that they gave Bergy, it’s like these, to me, are not really good calls in mind. It did put us in a tough situation tonight and we had to battle tonight and we did. We killed those 5-on-3s and thankfully were able to capitalize on some goals after that.”

There probably won’t be any Christmas cards exchanged here.


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