Lemaire: Refs missed too many men call in OT
There were 13 penalties called in Sunday’s contest, but Lemaire felt the referees missed a big one in overtime. He said the Devils bench spotted the Flyers with an extra man on the ice just before David Clarkson’s interference minor at 1:30 of the extra session.
Carcillo’s game-winner came just seconds after Clarkson had exited the box.
“You guys saw the replay?” Lemaire asked reporters on Monday’s conference call. “There was five guys, and nobody talked about them having too many guys just before our penalty. Nobody saw that. We were yelling, the guy was at center ice. Nobody said a word about this. That is before the winning goal.”
Elias said the bench couldn’t get referees to notice.
“The whole bench kind of saw it, at least the guys that were on the bench,” Elias said. “For about five, maybe 10 seconds, they had three defensemen there. I think the whole bench tried to let the referees know, but it didn’t happen. They didn’t notice.”