I have to say, while the officiating was terrible tonight, I have just come to expect that. There have been contraversies everywhere, like the hybrid icing calls around the league right now, or the bad offside calls. I wouldn't be so upset about all of this if the refs could be more consistent with the way they call things.
The Briere cross-check is a perfect example of what I mean. Out of all the scrums over the last few games that I've watched, that has definitely been the worst penalty call that I've seen. While he did cross-check the Tampa player, and while that IS in fact a penalty, the refs are calling these scrum penalties very inconsistently. It drives me crazy.