May 5, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39, left) and center Joe Thornton (19) and defenseman Dan Boyle (22) celebrate after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at HP Pavilion. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Canucks' Kevin Bieksa Calls Out Thornton and Couture for Embellishment

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa called out both Joe Thornton and Logan Couture for embellishment with the Canucks down 3-0 in their first round series against the San Jose Sharks.

Bieksa’s frustration likely stems from a penalty call on Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis for slashing Thornton after the Sharks forward faked a slash to the hands. The video replay showed that if there was a slash, it was on Thornton’s right hand, but Thornton is seen shaking his left hand in pain.

In Game 2, with the score tied 1-1 in the third period, Bieksa was called for roughing Couture after he gave Couture a light bump after the whistle. Couture fell dramatically into the boards on the bump.

Famed Canucks YouTuber MAKAVELI719696 has another video up on YouTube recapping instances where s/he felt the Sharks embellished and bad penalty calls were made by the referees:

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