The Bolts' second line turned the tables on the Bruins' top unit from Game 1, as Point assisted on all three Tampa goals - including Yanni Gourde's power-play marker in the first period - before sealing the win with an empty-netter in the dying seconds. Marchand followed moments later with a break-in on Tampa goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy with Stralman chasing the play. According to Marchand, the play should have resulted in a penalty shot, let alone a power play.
After Tampa evened the second-round series at a game apiece, NBC Sports analyst and National Hockey League great Jeremy Roenick tore into the officials for "unacceptable" calls and non-calls.
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"Obviously", he said. "He slashed him right on the hands". "In my estimation I disagree with the non-call and I think when you hit him on the hands and he clearly loses possession of the puck that is an infraction".
With Tampa holding a 1-0 lead late in the first period, Marchand drew back-to-back roughing penalties to Johnson and Ryan McDonagh giving the Bruins a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:45. It's one thing if it's a judgment call on the stick but on the hands is usually automatic. "We can only pre-plan so much with them having the last change, so if it's [Nikita] Kucherov and [Steven] Stamkos then Nash has been a good 200-foot player for us all year".
3 takeaways from the Celtics' decisive Game 1 win against the 76ers: The Philadelphia 76ers probably should have won Game 1, playing against a team that had no Jaylen Brown and a day of rest.