I can't remember who high sticked Kesler, but his reaction was shaking his head as though Kesler was diving. This despite the blood. I am really tired of the way the Canucks are being treated, and being allowed to be treated.
I can't remember who kept coming at Ballard only to wind up jumping him and driving him to the ice ... they would both get penalized even though Ballard wasn't trying to fight.
Doughty attacks Daniel, starts a big dog pile ... and Burrows gets the only penalty? Doughty laughing all the way. Doughty actually thinks he's tough. He's world class talent, but what an idiot.
You guys have already mentioned the slew foot, elbow, etc. What a nasty game.
The NHL is flawed and inconsistent. I prefer the officiating in what I've seen from International Ice Hockey. An example during the World Juniors was the first American cheap shot that resulted in a power play and goal for Canada. Or when the Czechs got 3 penalties in 29 (I think it was?) seconds because they assumed they wouldn't get penalized after the first infraction and kept whacking away. It was like opening a big door and letting a bunch of fresh air in.
Yes the Kings are a very good hockey team. Yes the Canucks didn't play their best. I'm not looking for blame for the loss. I want the system changed to get rid of that dirty crap.
Having ranted, It was one hell of a year to be a Canucks fan.