I must have missed that other mid-playoff presser the NHL held changing the rules. You know, the one where thy told the refs to not call interference. This Caps-Flyers game 7 is a joke. It's one thing to let the players decide the outcome of the game. It's another to let guys start plowing opponents into their goaltender and check guys without the puck. Someone let me know when they find refs who know the rules. Cause I'd actually like to watch a hockey game with good, hard, clean checking. Not this. Nice work Bettman & company.
Update: Supposedly the league is saying it was a legal hockey play as the puck was being played by the Washington player. I guess the check from behind gets ignored.
Update 2: Now this is getting ridiculous. Hartnell gets crushed from behind, then hauled down, then blatantly charges a Washington player at the other end. Just great.