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Islanders: Three worst calls against them in last year

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Barry Trotz the head coach of the New York Islanders argues the overtime goal as the Islanders were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 07, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Barry Trotz the head coach of the New York Islanders argues the overtime goal as the Islanders were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 07, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 09: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders argues with referee Dean Morton #36 during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on March 09, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Think back over the 68 games of the New York Islanders 2019-20 season. What were some of the worst calls made against the Isles? Did any make this list?

I’m sure the New York Islanders aren’t the only fan base to feel like their team is sometimes battling two teams out on the ice. One team is wearing the other colored sweater on the other side of the red line, while the second team is the ones in the stripes. The officials.

Again, just like every fan base, it feels like on some night’s the refs have it in for us. As in no matter what happens, the Isles aren’t going to get a fair call.

Look, officials have a tough job. They have to make crucial decisions in a split second every game. Obviously, sometimes they’ll get it wrong. But on some days it just feels like they’ve decided they just won’t apply the rule book in the same way for the Isles.

For this post, I wanted to focus on three of the worst calls made by officials to go against the New York Islanders in the 2019-20 season.

I’m not talking about penalties that should have been called that weren’t. I’m not talking about how Chris Wagner was able to lay on top of Jordan Eberle for 15+ seconds or the 15 times Mathew Barzal took a high stick to the face with no call.

(Remember when he said he looked like Kylie Jenner to Shannon Hogan?)

What I’m talking about are calls that either directly resulted in a loss or took a goal off the board for no good reason whatsoever. I’m talking about the three worst calls made against the Isles this season.

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