Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pontus Holmberg hit from behind on Boston Bruins defenseman Mason Lohrei
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Bruins fans furious over non-call that led to the Nylander goal

Published May 3, 2024 at 1:46 PM

Boston Bruins fans are furious after Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pontus Holmberg's hit from behind on defenseman Mason Lohrei wasn't called prior to William Nylander's Game 6 icebreaker.

Watching Game 6 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins, you felt the tension spike as the game hit a deadlock with no goals late in the second period. The Scotiabank Arena crowd was practically screaming 'Shoot!' like their lives depended on it.

Then, William Nylander, delivered by cutting back at the top of the zone and fired a wrist shot that found its way past Jeremy Swayman for a 1-0 Toronto lead, en route to a two goal night and 2-1 Leafs win forcing Game 7 on Saturday night at TD Garden.

Yet there's some controversy brewing over a non-call just moments before Nylander's heroics. Pontus Holmberg's hit from behind on Mason Lohrei had Bruins fans up in arms, and rightly so. It looked like a clear penalty, and who knows how things might've played out differently if the refs had blown the whistle?

Either way Bruins fans are furious, saying it was rigged to force Game 7.

So, what's your take on this? Are you siding with Bruins fans, or do you think it's all fair game in the heat of playoff action? After all, missed calls happen all the time and are part of the game. Yet it doesn't take away the sting of costly referee human error.
May 3   |   1248 answers
Bruins fans furious over non-call that led to the Nylander goal

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