Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Calls Islanders “The New York Saints” After One-For-Four Night On P.K. In Game 5 Loss

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After the New York Islanders’ three-for-four night on the man advantage in Game 5 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Monday, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said “I think they sell a narrative over there that’s more like the New York Saints, not the New York Islanders.”

Cassidy was discussing what he felt were some missed calls against the Islanders and some bad penalties against his team. The Bruins earned just two power plays in their 5-4 loss and converted on one of them.

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz responded to Cassidy’s comments, saying “Just look where we wound up during the year, we were the least penalized team…so I don’t know what that’s about” and that he did not understand what he meant by that remark. The Islanders’ 370 penalty minutes during the regular season ranked 29th in the NHL.

The Bruins outshot the Islanders 44-18, including 18-3 in the third period, despite falling in Game 5.

After Bruins forward Brad Marchand tied the game at two 7:27 into the second, the Islanders scored three unanswered before holding off a late Bruins rally where Boston struck twice.

The Islanders have gone six-for-15 on the power play during the second-round series while the Bruins have scored on five of 11 chances with the extra man.

The Islanders can advance to the Stanley Cup Semifinals with a win in Game 6 at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday (7:30 PM ET, NBCSN). The winner of the Bruins-Islanders series will face the winner of the one between the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning, which the Lightning lead 3-1 and can end with a win in Game 5 at PNC Arena on Tuesday (6:30 PM ET, NBCSN).

By Harrison Brown

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5 Responses to Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Calls Islanders “The New York Saints” After One-For-Four Night On P.K. In Game 5 Loss

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Barry. 😂 Casually glancing at stats in presser.

  2. Marky says:

    Cassidy is a crybaby. The Bruins and their fans ( I live up here ) always expect fairness in calls, which just doesn’t happen. Just like the Patriots fans, they blame the officials when they lose. Boo hoo!

    • Anonymous says:

      Cassidy team only made it to overtime game 2 and 3 because of a pair of textbook illegal goals so he can shut his fucking mouth about the islanders.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Cassidy got the league’s attention; the B’s are now $25K lighter in the pocket.

  4. Jon Sorensen says:

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