Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ref Nonplussed by Vatrano's OT Celebration in Detroit



Frank Vatrano may have felt like a big star after he scored the OT winner in Boston's improbable 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Wednesday night in Motown, but referee Dan O'Halloran wasn't buying it. Watch as he shoves Vatrano out of the way when the B's forward comes a little to close with his fist-pumping celebration.

The Red Wings, who by all accounts dominated the game before giving up the equalizer at 18:16 of the third period to Colin Miller, have now lost six straight to Boston, and 11 of 13.

The loss marks the fifth time Detroit has blown a third period lead. They have won three of those games, but Wednesday was a different story.

"Before when we had leads, we kind of been on our heels a little bit," Henrik Zetterberg said, according to Ansar Khan of Mlive. "But this time I thought we kept playing and kept having pressure on their D, but unfortunately that one was a tough goal."