Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by ads_2006:No this series changed in game 2 and those final minutes. Horrible officiating combined with a Sharks Meltdown.
How can you say horrible officiating when the favor was repaid the very next game and in game 4 they waved off a goal that would have tied it. Unbelievable. Main reason I can't root for the Sharks, their fans complain when they get a call against them and complain when they don't get a call for them. Everything is always traced back to the refs.
There were bad calls and non-calls on both sides. I will say the biggest difference in the series was that the Sharks couldn't consistently get in front of the net. They were getting knocked around and I think Quick got way too much credit and the Kings D didn't get nearly enough credit.
On the other end, the Kings were in front of Niemi much more on the forecheck and probably 1/3 of their goals came from lucky bounces and creating those deflections.
This series was so close that no matter who lost, people would be complaining and trying to find reasons.
[ Edited by TheRatMan13 on May 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM ]