Following the Lightning’s loss in New Jersey last night, there were a lot of things that could have made headlines. Anders Lindback. The questionable calls by the officials. Steven Stamkos’ birthday. Those all became mere footnotes in light of head coach Guy Boucher’s reaction to several penalties in the third period.
It started when Marty St. Louis was called for hooking. Less than a minute later, the officials miss a Devils’s icing call and when Adam Hall tried to clear the puck, he was called for high sticking after catching Travis Zajac on his follow through. The whole thing can be seen here:
Absolutely amazing. That’s when Boucher was assessed a bench minor for unsportsmanlike conduct. Being a very smart man, Guy Boucher didn’t elaborate after the game but he made his point clear.
“I didn’t see any penalties, I didn’t see anything,” Boucher said. “I looked at the video and I didn’t see anything. I guess I’ll have to look at it another 20 times, but I’m not going to comment on the penalties.” (Quote Source: Tampa Tribune)
And there’s still two games on the road trip. Hopefully there won’t be any more herp derp to come.