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Video: Callahan gets away with high-sticking Chara

May 21, 2013, 9:13 PM EST

Many Bruins fans have wondered what it will take to have the Rangers get sent to the penalty box. Apparently high-sticking the tallest player in the game isn’t one of those things.

During the first period of tonight’s Game 3, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan threw his body into Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. While finishing his check, Callahan caught Chara up high with his stick, cutting him in the process. What should’ve been a double-minor for high-sticking turned out to be a non-call.

Check it out for yourself here.

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  1. biffnasty - May 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    def should have been a 4 min pp for boston..amazes me how bad the announcers on nbcsports wana give this Krug character a bj. all they keep talkin bout

    • drewsylvania - May 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      You misspelled “Lundqvist”.

      Seriously, Pierre’s performance tonight was nothing short of stunning. He spent the entire game jumping up and down on Ranger penii.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 21, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Can anyone tell me where he went to college?

      • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 22, 2013 at 3:33 AM

        Hobart & William Smith in NY

      • hockeyflow33 - May 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

        Apaparently the fact that this is the only thing Pierre McGuire brings up about Krug has eluded people

    • rje49 - May 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      “def”? “bj”? what’s that in English?
      I think I figured out the rest….

  2. billyhauntswizards - May 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    obviously should’ve been a penalty but why does this get its own article, what’s so special about it?

    • sabatimus - May 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      It highlights the fact that the Rangers had NO kills. Despite the fact that Emminger high sticked Seguin in the face, and multiple holdings that went uncalled.

      • dentals1 - May 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        Yeah that non holding call on the forecheck where Kelly was mugged late in the second period, right in front of the ref, was ridiculous.

      • stratomaticfan - May 22, 2013 at 9:31 AM

        Bruins obviously got jobbed in the power play department…interesting to note…on the Emminger high stick to Seguin…there was a simultaneous high stick to one of the Rangers by Seguin. Don’t remember who it was (was at the game), but the Ranger guy laid on the ice for a good minute after the play. Never before seen two guys get high sticked at the same time.

      • krispyone - May 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        Actually it wasnt a high stick by Seguin, it was on a follow through of a shot that his stick caught the Ranger player, and by rule if it is from the follow throught of a shot then it is not a penalty.

  3. bigbadbruins77 - May 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    terrible calls tonight, and I rarely say that. They usually do a make up call or two. But how do you miss THAT? How do you miss the offsides the entire bruins bench saw, that lead to the goal off the pants? Then the puck was near the goal line wide open for marchy and the ref blows the whistle. I hope to see something different in the 3rd, or I might start believing some of these guys that say the refs are pushed by the league to make it a longer series for $$$

    • drewsylvania - May 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      They *are* told to try to make the series long. It’s the only possible explanation. They missed the Eminger high-stick of Seguin as well, plus they called the ticky-tack holding on Jagr and ignored it when two Rangers did it.

      • bigbadbruins77 - May 21, 2013 at 10:26 PM

        Interesting stat: Rangers home streak without a penalty called against them=180 minutes. Posted it below, but wow.

      • hockeyflow33 - May 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM

        That would be a great stat except it is completely untrue. They’ve had 5 penalties called against them during that time frame

      • footballfan17 - May 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM

        The Rangers have gotten the last 11 power plays on MSG ice. Little fishy to say the least.

  4. 950003cups - May 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Wow! An on ice official screwing up a call? Could that be true?

  5. sjsharks66 - May 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Fix your videos. All of a sudden they don’t work anymore for all of us on the Mobile app.

  6. pastabelly - May 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Ovechkin: I told you so.

  7. manchestermiracle - May 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    How about that double high-sticking at the point of attack both refs “missed?” Okay, one was a follow-through on a shot which would make it a non-call, but the other right next door? It would seem the NHL hires refs based on a lowest-bidder scenario, ’cause they’ve all stunk it up these playoffs.

    • drewsylvania - May 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      I would be happy if they were merely incompetent, rather than the less savory conclusion I keep coming to.

  8. bigbadbruins77 - May 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Interesting stat: Rangers home streak without a penalty called against them=180 minutes.

    • taintedlombardis - May 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      The blatant manipulation is ridiculous, but according to the box score Derek Dorsett got called for roughing Mrchand in the 1st. Still a 3 to 1 advantage for the Rangers however.

  9. capsfan36 - May 21, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    all of a sudden the B’s fans understand what all of us caps fans were saying. I’d be curious to see in the 7 playoff games so far in MSG what the pp to pk ratio is for the rangers

    • hockeyflow33 - May 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      No, the game was 2 to 0 PP opportunities. Only idiots are claiming this is some massive conspiracy. The refs kept their whistles put away and I hope they continue to do that.

      • bigbadbruins77 - May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

        180 mins? We Must be all idiots except you then?

      • hockeyflow33 - May 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

        Clearly yes because that number is not accurate. Marchand was called for a penalty tonight and were called for two penalties in each of the last two home games.

      • bigbadbruins77 - May 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        prove it? Marchand is a BRUIN! Not a RANGER! So the Rangers weren’t called on a home penalty for 180 mins straight so far. If there was a penalty on the rangers, it was dual and nobody got a PP out of it. It appears that 99 % of people agree with me. Doesn’t even matter, rags are getting swept anyway.

      • hockeyflow33 - May 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

        I forgot to include matching after Marchand, my mistake.

        And it doesn’t matter that most agree with you, the majority of these posters are the people who yell at linesmen to call penalties.

  10. theskinsman - May 22, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    Not even help from the officials can save the Rangers now.

  11. papajack1259 - May 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    The refs as well as announcers were bias…obviously so…to what end? Who knows….Are these the same refs that did the Caps/Rangers? Check their bank accounts for deposits….

  12. DED - May 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Hmmmm, the evil NHL and its referees want the Rangers to win yet somehow the Bruins are up 3-0 in the series. Guess the better team is defying them no matter what they do. Darn those Bruins and their better forecheck and darn those Rangers for their incompetent power play. What are we to do! How about realizing that there is no consistency in refereeing from one game to the next and there’s nothing us fans can do about it (besides whining). If you’re a Bruins fan, don’t worry you’re going to win the series. I don’t see them losing 4 games in a row, certainly not to a team that lacks the fortitude to win. This Ranger fan knows that there’s only so many games that Lundqvist can “steal” for them.

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