NHL Game Night: 1-31-12 Capitals at Lightning

Should I feel outraged about the bad refereeing?

WSH-3
TB 4 (OT)

Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the win.

First Period
WSH Hendricks (2), (Laich), 16:55
TB Purcell (13), (Downie, Stamkos), 18:50

Second Period
TB St. Louis (13), (Pyatt, Clark), 1:05
TB Thompson (6), (Moore, Wyman), 10:59
WSH Perrault (8), (unassisted), 13:07

Third Period
WSH Brouwer (15), (unassisted), 5:53

Overtime
TB Stamkos (33), (St. Louis, Garon), 2:45

Steven Stamkos and Pavel Kubina were the game's first and third stars.

Make no mistake about it, Washington's third goal was a completely blown call. The holding on Matt Gilroy that led to Brouwer's unassisted goal was a joke. I'd be more outraged were it not for the craft Russian leg sweep Vincent Lecavalier put on Roman Hamrlik to spring Marty for the Lightning's second goal. Still, for the refs to blow that call it plain view was pretty shocking.

Brett Connolly was -1 with 1 hit in 5:08.

J.T. Wyman had an assist and 3 shots and 1 hit in 13:00. Played very well coming off the shelf.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.