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  • What We Learned: How bad is NHL officiating in Stanley Cup Playoffs?

    Ryan Lambert at Puck Daddy6 hrs ago

    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.)

    The big complaint about these playoffs is that a lot of penalties are going uncalled, and how much that's affecting play.

    Anecdotally, this is happening a lot. Guys get taken out of the play, or even slowed up, by a hook or obstruction in the neutral zone, and what should have been a 3-on-2 that might have resulted in a scoring chance all of a sudden becomes a 2-on-2 that very much doesn't.

    Now, what isn't mentioned when people complain about this stuff is that this is part of a larger trend that's been going on for a while now.

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