Did that allegedly overblown meeting between Columbus Blue Jackets players and John Tortorella really calm the flames of the fiery coach ever so slightly?
That thought bubbles up during a pretty testy Penguins – Blue Jackets game on Friday, particularly when what looked like a pretty clear-cut Oliver Bjorkstrand goal was waved off.
Officials seemed to believe that the Penguins gained possession during a delayed penalty, thus negating Bjorkstrand’s goal. As the official said, “the whistle went.”
Upon looking at the replay … it’s easy to see why Columbus might feel robbed. That replay also makes Tortorella come across as, by his standards, pretty mild-mannered.
(Maybe the glasses help. Maybe cameras missed the angrier parts of the debate.)