Tell me you know NHL playoff officiating is atrocious without telling me that you know NHL playoff officiating is atrocious.
"We're going to have situations where things don't go our way. We can't control what their thought process or decision-making is," said Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher, when asked his thoughts about the standard of officiating in the Stanley Cup playoffs. "I mean, everyone's been watching [the playoffs]."
A sampling of what we've watched in the 2021 postseason:
A goal scored with seven players on the ice
Brayden Point of the Lightning getting a penalty after an Islanders defenseman cross-checked him into the Islanders' goalie
Those are some of the lowlights.