Late in the 3rd period while trailing 2-1, the San Jose Sharks pulled their goalie making it 6 on 5.
The Sharks dominated control time in the Bruins zone and the Bruins were exhausted. What happened next upset San Jose, the net was knocked off and the whistle blew, giving the Bruins a much needed breather and line change.
The Bruins net somehow came off, stopping play.
Got 1:11 left to tie this thing.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) October 27, 2017
San Jose was upset and suspect the net was purposely knocked off by Zdeno Chara, we’ll let you decide that:
— AJ Strong 🦈🏒🤘🏻 (@aj_strong) October 27, 2017
After the game, the Sharks players and coaches expressed their displeasure with what happened to the net. “It looked pretty clear,” an irritated Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said after the loss. “I didn’t get an explanation why [it wasn’t a penalty against the Bruins]. So, I didn’t get an explanation for a lot of things tonight. So it didn’t surprise me.”
Sharks fans lashed out at the Bruins and the city of Boston for being “cheaters”.
"Somehow"…. I mean, its Boston so I'm not surprised.
— Ryan Johnston (@THE_Ryan702) October 27, 2017
— CB (@whatabaumer) October 27, 2017
Great way to cheat and stop the play. Fucking pathetic @NHLBruins I hope you're proud
— Steven Olsen (@SPhoenix831) October 27, 2017
That was intentionally i guess boston cheats like the patriots lame ass
— SJS🦈LAC⚡️(3-4) (@arborblock408) October 27, 2017