If you thought the questionable and controversial calls in the post-season would be disappearing, Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final proved that poor officiating will be remembered as one of the takeaways from this year's post-season.
The Blues edged the Bruins 2-1 to take a 3-2 stranglehold on the series, and if you ask Bruins fans, or really any hockey fan for that matter, the Blues' game-winning goal shouldn't have counted.
With approximately ten minutes to play in the 3rd period, Noel Acciari controlled possession for the Bruins in the Blues' zone. Tyler Bozak skated by and tripped Acciari with his blade, causing Acciari to fall backwards right onto his back.
With no call on the ice, David Perron was able to score just moments after for a crucial insurance marker.
Cam Neely was livid, the Bruins Twitter account was in shock, and Bruins fans were so upset that they began fighting each other inside TD Garden, as well as firing objects onto the ice.
If you needed any more evidence to how egergiopus the call was, the St. Louis Blues Dispatch released a zinger of a newspaper headline this morning poking fun at the Bruins' misfortunes.
No mercy whatsoever.
The NHL refused to comment on the missed-call post-game.
St. Louis can wrap the series up on Sunday and take home their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
(h/t St. Louis Post-Dispatch)