Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory as the refs blew their second Alexi Kovalev related call.
The goal he swatted in was clearly above the crossbar, as his stick hit the crossbar on the follow through. I cannot imagine how the refs missed that one? It was a hell of a play, but illegal nonetheless.
The second, and much worse call, was on Mike Richards for kneeing. Anyone who knows anything about Richards knows that he is an extremely intelligent player and would not put himself in such a glaring error during a key moment. Moreover, he used his shoulder. The replay clearly shows that. Debate it all you want, he used his shoulder from every angle. It was a bad call, influenced by the location of the game.
Did the Habs score on the ensuing PP? Yes. But, it should not have come to that.
The refs made themselves the story instead of letting the players decide it on the ice. I just hope that some of those calls go the Flyers way during this series...oh wait, we are the evil empire and all that is wrong about the game.