Did the officials botch the call that cost Bruins Game 3?

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan, facing front, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal off Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during overtime in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Monday, April 17, 2017. The Senators defeated the Bruins 4-3. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Bruins’ Riley Nash was called for roughing, setting up the Senators’ winning goal in overtime of Game 3. Did the officials make the right call?

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The story:

It was Boston that was ultimately left demoralized, thanks in large part to a brutal job of officiating in the extra frame. That poor officiating paved the way for the Sens to take a 2-1 series lead on a power-play goal. About five minutes into OT, play was blown dead and Bruins forward Riley Nash was handed a two-minute minor penalty for roughing. The call came after Nash took a swipe at Senators forward Bobby Ryan and caught him in the face with a quick gloved jab. Ryan may have helped the call along, but the two minutes for Nash were fair. Upon review of the replay, though, the jab came in response to a clear-cut check to the head from Ryan. There’s no question that Ryan’s hit also deserved a penalty, but one never came. Nash headed to the box by himself and the Senators headed to the power play.

The penalty in question:

Pierre McGuire on the call:

Nash, after the game:

“I think it was pretty selfish of me. You can’t make that play. Can’t put the refs in that position regardless of what happened before that. I felt like I was down on my knee and he came and hit me. Elbow or a fist, whatever it was. I tried to just push, punch him off me and caught his face. He kind of embellished a bit, but I don’t know. Still, it just can’t happen. You’ve got to take that. It’s playoffs, you’ve got to take it.”

SB Nations SkyonAir:

The refs didn’t sink them entirely, but Boston sure didn’t need this particular penalty called against Riley Nash who lashed out after getting hit hard while going to a knee. In the head. From Bobby Ryan’s elbow. That went uncalledAgain, it’s not the only thing that sunk Boston tonight but it really didn’t help that Nash’s lashout was called, the elbow wasn’t, and arguable was so very much the worse one and it should’ve been 4 on 4 if they wanted to be “fair” about it. But that’s Tim Peel and the refs of the NHL for you.

The penalty led to the game winner from Bobby Ryan:

Bruins fans were not pleased:

Sens postgame:

Bruins postgame:

What do you think? Did the officials make the right call?

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