Game 5 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals was hard to watch for fans of the Nashville Predators -- and not simply because it ended 6-0 PENS.
We're not blaming the referees for the loss, but we are pretty *uPsEt* about the fact that they let [Penguins player] Sidney Crosby off the hook for some seriously intense bullsh....
At one point, Crosby literally sat on top of PK Subban, and repeatedly smashed his head into the ice.
ARE YOU F***NG KIDDING ME? get the hell outta here with that bullshit Crosby. @PKSubban1's HEAD? Really?! 😡😡😡😡😡😡— Savannah Grimm (@savvygrimm) June 9, 2017
The NHL takes concussions very seriously. In other news, Sidney Crosby just slammed PK Subban's head into the ice about 8 times— Michael Gallagher (@mpatrickg5) June 9, 2017
Despite the fact that a referee was RIGHT FRICKIN' THERE WATCHING THE WHOLE THING, a penalty wasn't called until Subban got up to defend himself.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT CROSBY CAN JUST BANG SUBBAN'S HEAD ON THE ICE AND THEY BOTH GET PENALTIES WHAT THE FUCK— #BUYOUTORPIK (@BuraGOATsky65) June 9, 2017
Yes, it evened up after Subban defended himself bc the ref standing over the play didnt think Crosby bashing a head into ice was a penalty https://t.co/23eeWTJE3G— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) June 9, 2017
*refs sees Crosby laying on top of Subban and mushing his face into the ice*— OUR PREDS AV (@AvKnowsBest) June 9, 2017
*sees Subban retaliate*
"Ok enoughs enough.2 each"
NHL commentator Mike Milbury even seemed to enjoy the moment, stating that Subban "had it coming".
Mike Milbury actually said Subban "had it coming" when Crosby repeatedly smashed his head into the ice. #hottake— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) June 9, 2017
What Mike Milbury just said is by far one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard. Ended by "Subban had it coming." Fire this POS. pic.twitter.com/kZFB3cRjW3— #BUYOUTORPIK (@BuraGOATsky65) June 9, 2017
The injustice of it all continued just before the Penguins scored their fifth goal of the game, when Crosby threw a water bottle from the bench onto the ice at Mattias Ekholm.
No penalty was called, and the goal stood.
Somebody from the Penguins bench threw a water bottle at Mattias Ekholm during play pic.twitter.com/LKcvkaqBmd— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 9, 2017
Interesting non-call here. I was watching real-time thinking "Didn't somebody just throw a water bottle?" https://t.co/r9AwxavJkr— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 9, 2017
The announcers are more upset with Crosby throwing a water bottle than a head slam. pic.twitter.com/qDeWHiNNbb— Taylor Wiseman (@Taylor_Wiseman2) June 9, 2017
Can someone please explain this crap to us?
A little bit of revenge was found later though, about halfway into the third period.
A massive fight broke out, and it ended with two of our guys in the penalty box.
(of course it did, we're not Pittsburgh so we don't get away with anything.)
HUGE FIGHT IN #NSHVSPIT LET SUBBAN KICK THE SHIT OUT OF SOMEONE. Penguins won the game but the predators won the fight— Peter McMaster (@NameBrande) June 9, 2017
this feels iconic to me right now. pic.twitter.com/vveac6dEDW— Savannah Grimm (@savvygrimm) June 9, 2017
It's important to note that the Preds come home to Smashville for Game 6 Sunday night, and it ain't over yet.
Think of it this way Preds fans— The7thPredator (@The7thPred) June 9, 2017
•Ottawa lost 6-0..won the next game
•Anaheim lost 6-0..won the next game
•Oilers lost 7-0..won the next game
How are you feeling about things after Game 5 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals?
All this game showed me was what a dirt bag Crosby is. #StandWithUs— MK (@mbans2) June 9, 2017
just in case you forgot pic.twitter.com/FXWZCx3xWX— Savannah Grimm (@savvygrimm) June 9, 2017
Okay, there's fighting and the jerky thing Crosby just did to PK Subban. Classless.— ByJohnLMicek (@ByJohnLMicek) June 9, 2017
@NHLPlayerSafety Crosby Subban incident needs reviewing. If NHL doesn't protect player's heads, NFL style lawsuits will be next— Steven Lawson (@Lillawson1Steb) June 9, 2017
I'm excited to see how many people defend Crosby for being such a bitch— Reezus (@keepitnerdy) June 9, 2017
2. If Subban smashed Crosbys face into the ice 8 times..bet your ass youd see a suspension and a fine. I dont care how good Crosby is #bitch— gillette_fusion (@hailleyscomett) June 9, 2017
the dark side supports the pens pic.twitter.com/lttwfmIPPm— steph (@myregularface) June 9, 2017