...to sound like a homer but Stoll's wasn't nearly as bad as Bernier's. But 2 minutes probably should have been called.
I went through a similar "trama" back in 1998. The Kings were playing STL in the first round. Game 3 in LA the Kings were up 3-0 when Sean O'Donnell got called for "fighting" (or some such) but the other player didn't. Jeff Courtnall had run Kings goalie Jamie Storr and OD went after him. Courtnall, always the brave one, "turtled". So OD got called for the 5 min major. STL subsequently scored 4 goals on the PP and won the game and the series in four.
Bogus call all around but the Kings STILL had to kill off that PP. They didn't...and neither did NJ against a team (the Kings) whose PP has sucked most of the year.
Posted on Jun 14, 2012, 9:22 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11