Prust accuses ref of calling him names in postgame comments, being reviewed by NHL

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Brandon Prust sure had a lot to say following a Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning .

The Montreal Canadiens forward was ejected late in the contest following a fight with defenseman Braydon Coburn that was initiated after Prust bumped goalie Ben Bishop behind the net. 

As he was heading off the ice, Prust removed his elbow pad and threw it into the Lighting bench, which Steven Stamkos promptly tossed into the open arms of a thankful fan.

After the game, Prust - who accrued a total of 31 penalty minutes in the game - accused referee Brad Watson of directing some unfriendly words his way earlier in the night, when he was called for roughing and assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for repeatedly punching Coburn in the face. 

The original call, I saw him put his hand up right away ... The punches in the head were just me trying to get (Coburn) to take one, too. So I thought the original call was kind of soft and I let him know on the way to the penalty box. And then he kept provoking me, he came to the box and called me every name in the book. 

He called me a piece of 'you know what' and a 'mother effer,' 'coward,' said he'd drive me right out of this building ... I just said 'yeah ok, yeah ok' and I wasn't even looking at him ... 

That's the ref he is, he tries to play God and tries to control the game and he did that tonight. 

Prust's comments are reportedly being reviewed by the NHL, but any punishment would likely come in the form of a fine.

Prust accuses ref of calling him names in postgame comments, being reviewed by NHL
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