Penguins Head Coach Calls Out 'Ridiculous' Refs

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan was not a happy camper after his team lost to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. It had nothing to do with his team's effort and everything to do with the refs.

Sullivan was not impressed with the fact his team was shorthanded nine times throughout the game, allowing four power-play goals in the process. Sullivan met with the media after the game and had this to say:

It's pretty tough to assess a game like that when half the game is special teams. There was no flow to it, there was no five-on-five, it was ridiculous. Let's just say I question a fair amount of the calls. We gave up four goals against, it's not good enough. We battled hard but when you're spending a third of the game trying to kill penalties it puts an awful lot of burden on those guys

With the Senators also receiving their fair share of penalties, just over half of Wednesday's game was played at five on five. The Penguins now sit with a 22-15-7 record on the season and remain in fifth place in the division. The two teams battle it out once again on Friday and Sullivan hopes the refs put their whistles away.

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