Stanley Cup Final 2019: Bruins on the wrong end of 2 controversial calls in third period

The final period of Game 5 was met with plenty of controversy.

First, there was a goal that looked to be over the line that didn’t count and then there was a non-call on a possible penalty that gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead.

In the first incident, upon video review of a shot, it certainly appeared David Pastrnak pushed the puck over the line past Blues goalie Jordan Binnington with 13 minutes left in the third period.

But the play was ruled as already being dead due to a whistle being blown.

But, in real time, it’s very hard to tell which came first, the puck crossing the line, or the whistle.

Minutes later, the Blues got a goal moments after what appeared to be a trip by Tyler Bozak on Noel Acciari.

On the play in question, it even appeared Bozak thought he was going to be called for a penalty.

It may have been because he was complaining about the possibility of a flop, but he certainly stopped what he was doing after Acciari fell to the ice.

But, the Blues got the puck and eventually put it in the back of the net to go up 2-0.

It was not a great five minutes for Boston in Game 5.