Early on in Sunday night’s Bruins-Canadiens rivalry contest in Boston, B’s defenseman Torey Krug and Habs forward Andrew Shaw had a beef to settle. The last time these two teams met, Krug delivered a controversial open-ice hit that left Shaw shaken up. That clearly wasn’t forgotten, as it took them less than one minute to square up on Sunday night.
The fight was a decent one, with the bigger Shaw seemingly earning a decisive victory with some heavy blows that left Krug bloodied. Regardless, the Boston crowd loved it — as they do with most scraps, especially against Montreal.
But nobody in the building may have been more jacked up following the fight than referee Wes McCauley. Just listen to his penalty call in the aftermath.
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It’s going to take something miraculous to top that for the best/most hilarious penalty call of this NHL season.
It seems McCauley has a pretty good idea when he’s working a nationally televised game and loves to take advantage of the extra exposure by adding some flavor to his announcements. If you’ll recall, he also delivered this dramatic goal call during a Kings-Sharks game last season.
This guy is such a ham, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it.