Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy had some candid comments about the officiating and the New York Islanders after his team lost Game 5 of its second-round playoff series Monday night.
"We're playing a team that has very respected management and coaching staff, they've won a Stanley Cup. But I think they sell a narrative over there that it's more like the New York Saints and not the New York Islanders," Cassidy said.
Islanders fans, as you probably expected, are having plenty of fun with Cassidy's remarks before and during Game 6 at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday.
Here's are some observations from before puck drop:
The Islanders can win the series in Game 6 and advance to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the semifinals. A Bruins victory would set up a decisive Game 7 back in Boston on Friday night.