Long time, no write...but I had to throw in my two cents on the ridiculous non-call last night and the recaps from the San Jose Sharks Staff (website) and the AP. What a joke!!! Rivet's hit on Morrow at the end of the 1st was a clear-cut, textbook boarding penalty. Yet, neither official made the call and at least one of them was starring straight at them! I thought one of the official's most important jobs was to protect the players?
Here is the greatness of the AP and SJS Staff recapping the hit...
In the first period’s final minutes, Craig Rivet hammered Brendan Morrow with a big hit, leaving the Stars captain flat on the ice and bleeding. Trevor Daley immediately went after Rivet and the two exchanged punches. The end result was an extra instigating minor to Daley and the Sharks closed out the first on the power play. --SJS Staff (notice the writer did not leave a name!)
...Sharks D Craig Rivet pummeled Trevor Daley in a first-period fight instigated by the Dallas defenseman, who got 17 minutes in penalties... --AP
You gotta love objective
On the upside, Morrow was okay and Mike Modano notched 2 more goals for a 4-2 win in the Stars home away from home! GO STARS!