May 30, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT
“I went blank,” Hjalmarsson said. “I was so mad.”
Dave Bolland noted how excited the 25-year-old defenseman was by the real 2-1 winner.
“It was kind of funny watching (Hjalmarsson) hopping around like that,” Bolland said.
“We were obviously pretty [expletive] off that the whistle blew right before that one went in,” Toews said. “But we weren’t going to go away that way.”
The natural reaction might be “it’s easy to say that now,” but the Blackhawks probably don’t care.
Interesting side note: head coach Joel Quenneville said he didn’t seek or receive an explanation for the call, according to the Sporting News’ Jesse Spector.
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Mike Milbury and Keith Jones condemn the call in the clip below:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
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