Bruins fans disrespect hockey after bad penalty on Jakub Lauko

Graham Montgomery
May 11, 2024  (12:50)

Boston Bruins forward Jakub Lauko taking a goalie interference penalty while battling with Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad
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The Boston Bruins dropped game three against the Florida Panthers tonight, but that was far from the biggest story to come from the game. In the 3rd period, fans started throwing trash on the ice after a questionable penalty call.

Bruins forward Jakub Lauko was driving towards the net, cutting in from the outside one on one against Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad. Ekblad wrapped his arm around Lauko's left shoulder, grabbing onto him and pulling him off balance. As the play unfolded live, the announcers thought that it was going to be a penalty on Ekblad for holding, but instead Lauko was called for goaltender interference, even though he had nowhere to go.
Jakub Lauko gets two minutes for goaltender interference after crashing into Sergei Bobrovsky.

The response from fans was pretty one-sided with almost everyone agreeing that the refs messed this one up. There was a lot of frustration from fans watching this one, even from people who are not fans of either team. All fans want is for the games to be called fairly after all.
Not a great call.

Ekblad grabs Lauko and pulls him off balance. Lauko toe picks and can't stop. Blind ref turns a Bruins powerplay into a Panthers one.

The response from the fans in the building was predictable. First came the classic, "refs you suck" chants. Then came the trash. Many fans in attendance started throwing garbage on the ice, showing their displeasure with the officials and causing a short delay in the game.
TD Garden crowd not happy with the penalty called on Jakub Lauko.

Water bottles flying onto the ice with «refs you suck» chants.

The Bruins ultimately fell 6-2, but they showed some life in the 3rd period after the brutal penalty call. Hopefully the team can channel that energy into game four, otherwise they may very well find themselves in a 3-1 deficit heading back to Florida for game five.
Source: Hockeypatrol
Boston Bruins fans litter the ice after a terrible penalty call
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Bruins fans disrespect hockey after bad penalty on Jakub Lauko

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