Bruins’ Bruce Cassidy calls Islanders ‘New York Saints’ over lack of penalty calls

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is not pleased with what number of penalties his staff has been assessed within the Islanders collection.

After the Bruins misplaced to New York 5-4 on Monday, Cassidy stated throughout his postgame information convention that his counterparts have offered a story that they’re “extra just like the New York Saints, not the New York Islanders,” in response to a video shared by NBC Boston.

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“They play exhausting and so they play the suitable means, however I really feel like we’re the identical means and the calls, the precise calls which are getting known as on us don’t get known as on them and I have no idea why. These are superb officers. They’re at this level within the season for a motive,” Cassidy stated. “They play exhausting. Exhausting model of hockey. Love the way in which they play. However they commit as many infractions as we do, belief me. So it is only a matter of calling them.”

Cassidy stated throughout the convention that a number of excessive stick penalties have been known as in opposition to the Bruins, and at a considerably increased fee than the Islanders.

When requested about Cassidy’s remark, Islanders coach Barry Trotz responded, “You will must ask him about that. Simply look the place we wound up throughout the 12 months, we have been the least penalized staff throughout the entire 12 months so I do not know what that is about,” (in response to New York Submit reporter Mollie Walker).

Does Cassidy have some extent? Properly, on Monday, the Islanders have been known as for 2 penalties to Boston’s 4. The Bruins have been flagged for fewer penalties solely as soon as within the collection: in Sport 4, a 4-1 Islanders win. Total, Boston has been known as for 19 penalties to New York’s 15.

However the disparity in penalties should not be stunning, given how the 2 groups performed throughout the common season. Trotz’s Islanders have been known as for simply 136 penalties — 130 minor and 6 main — throughout the common season, the fewest within the league. Boston was known as for 209 — 194 minor and 15 main. That is good for the second-most within the NHL, behind solely the Lightning’s 214.

The Bruins have dropped two straight to the Islanders to fall behind 3-2 within the collection. They’ll head to New York on Wednesday for a probably decisive Sport 6. Ought to Cassidy’s staff win, the Sport 7 matchup will return to Boston on Friday.

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