Monday was like the Pittsburgh series all over again. The refs may have been a bit biased, but you still have to score.
Really? I thought the refs let them play. I believe there was what 3 or 4 penalties called and there should have been tons more. There was a missed elbow call, a few hookings, slashing, roughings, etc. I just think the refs didn't want to influence the outcome of the game.
But you're right. Teams have to score. When both teams have some of their top scorers not making goals, it takes a lot for the others to step up. There were some great (hell, awesome) scoring chances on both sides that Lundqvist and Holtby stopped. Those two really made the series (even if Holtby let 5 by in game 7).
I'm comparing the penalties in game 6 versus 7. There seemed to be a higher than average rate of calls against the Caps in game 6 that the refs let go in game 7. There didn't seem to be any balance.