Win some lose some, I agree if it was a Blues that scored I would be upset.
I do not fault the ref's to miss the broken stick though. Abbys stick breaks at the lower hand in the middle. Some of the compisite sticks are like wet noodles. Play it at full speed not knowing the out come I don't see anyone seeing the stick break when it did.
No Blues player approached the closest ref after the goal was scored. (at least from the TV angle I saw)
I heard Backus complained but it was probably after the Blues video review team alerted the bench.