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Milbury: Refs made right call with Bernier

Jun 11, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

Devils head coach Peter DeBoer gave his most honest reaction to the Steve Bernier boarding call and other controversial penalties (or non-penalties) when the microphones were off.

Other hockey people took to Twitter to discuss the polarizing topics.

Meanwhile, NBC on NHL analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones discussed the Bernier hit on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi soon after it happened — during the first period intermission report.

Milbury believes officials were correct in handing Bernier a five-minute major and game misconduct. He also downplayed a Jarret Stoll hit on Stephen Gionta, which seemingly bothered the Devils’ coaching staff as much as the Bernier call.

Check out what Milbury and Jones had to say in the video below:

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  1. hockeyflow33 - Jun 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Stoll pulled up on the first hit and I have no idea how you can even argue against the other call.

    • supr49er - Jun 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

      My problem with Stoll is that he always finds the smallest guy to hit.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jun 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM

        that’s the smart way to do it haha

      • manchestermiracle - Jun 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

        Well, since almost all the Kings are bigger than all the Devils who is Stoll supposed to hit? Maybe y’all should try drafting/trading for men instead of relying on boys….

    • lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Jun 12, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      lol excuses excuses…just admit the kings got the benefit of some seriously qustionable calls, or lack there of (against them). Tainted is the word that comes to mind when describing this win…

  2. gbditka - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    You have to respect the opinion of a guy that was a below .500 coach in the NHL, miserable GM for the Islanders after trading away all their talent and now a slug looking to hold onto any type of employment within the NHL. Hey NBC, nobody respects his opinion…feel free to fire him like the Bruins & Islanders did!

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