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Friday, July 3, 2020

Watch: Cam Neely furious after blown penalty call before Blues goal

Cam Neely upset

Cam Neely was heated after the referees missed a penalty call that helped set up a St. Louis Blues goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday.

The Blues were up 1-0 on the Boston Bruins midway through the third period and had the puck in Boston’s zone. Tyler Bozak tripped Bruins forward Noel Acciari, but the officials missed the penalty call. While Acciari was down, the Blues took advantage and scored to go up 2-0.

Neely, a former Bruins player and current team president, was furious and shown by NBC throwing a water bottle.

Neely had every right to be upset. That was a play that took out a Bruins player, gave St. Louis a man advantage on the ice, and they scored the most important goal of the game. Though Boston scored later in the third, they were unable to tie the game.

St. Louis now takes a 3-2 series lead back home for Game 6 on Sunday.

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