Refs need to come clean with Ottawa Senators and give an apology
The Senators have received the most penalties in the NHL so far and when Senators were awarded 2 power plays the Lightning were given 7 on the other hand.
Senators centre Kyle Turris said that it was good to hear that finally some refs were coming forward to acknowledge their bad decision making choices but nevertheless there were many other instances in which they were dealt unfairly and those refs needed to apologize to them too.
"I guess it's nice that they're one group that actually did apologize," Turris said. "It feels like there could have been a few this year that should have apologized."
Senators coach Paul MacLean said that coaches admitted their fault in proper refereeing after the Tampa were defeated by the Senators.
"It's confusing why it's a penalty one way and not the other way. They apologized to us afterward, but it's too late, then. We need it when the game's going on,” MacLean said. “We have to work real hard to get the respect back from the rest of the league, but the officials as well, to get ourselves where we can play the game on an even playing field."