Probably. But in a series this close, every mistake is potentially the one that turns the series, and I would prefer it if the mistake is made by one of the teams, since they’re the ones who “win” or “lose.” I don’t think the refs have tilted the series one way or another. But they really do need to bring their “A” game, or else playoff hockey, which is close almost by definition (not to mention, parity in general) is pointless, since everything comes down to the coin toss of referee whimsy.
To be extra clear: I’m not blaming the refs for the Kings losing (or the Sharks losing, or the Hawks losing, or…). I’m blaming the refs for being the “highlight” of the night too many times. Can that be what anyone wants? Is that what anyone is tuning in to see?