Sullivan: Refs should've penalized Canes for 'dangerous hit' leading to OT winner

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Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said he believes the referees missed a penalty call that would've thwarted the Carolina Hurricanes' overtime winner during Tuesday's meeting between the Metropolitan Division foes.

Sullivan was upset that the officials didn't penalize Seth Jarvis for his hit on Bryan Rust.

"When you saw it from the bench up close and at that speed, that was their reaction. That reaction was real because it was a dangerous hit. So I disagreed with the call," Sullivan said postgame.

Penguins defenseman Jeff Petry came to Rust's defense, allowing the Canes to score the OT winner on a 2-on-0 rush.

Here's a look at the play:

Sullivan appeared to have some choice words for the officials from the bench.

Petry also thought Jarvis would be penalized.

"I thought when I was jumping in the pile there, I thought it was going to be a penalty," he said. "To me, it looked like it was. I don't know - obviously, they saw it differently. So yeah, it's a tough one to swallow."

The Penguins dropped to 11-8-4 on the season with the overtime defeat.

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