The Minnesota Wild lost 1-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night, but the loss did not come without a fair amount of controversy.
The controversy first began in the second period when an apparent goal by Erik Haula was waved off because the referees deemed Haula scored by kicking the puck, something that is not allowed. Wild Head Coach Bruce Boudreau vehemently disagreed with such a call but as the game remained 0-0, they played on.
The other bit of controversy came late in the third period. Trailing 1-0, the Wild pulled goalie Devan Dubnyk to give themselves a sixth attacker. Unfortunately, with less than 90 seconds remaining, newcomer Martin Hanzal made contact with Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky's head and was called for elbowing, sending Columbus to the power play and all but killing Minnesota's chance at a comeback.
After the game, Bruce Boudreau had a lot to say about not only those two plays, but how the game was called as a whole.
Check it out below.