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Blackhawks overcome being ‘bummed out’ by disallowed goal

May 18, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

In a tight game like the Chicago Blackhawks’ eventual 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings, seeing a 2-0 lead turn into a 1-1 tie after a disallowed goal and then a tying tally moments later can be devastating.

The Blackhawks didn’t deny that it was a tough moment in the second period, yet they managed to move on and eventually win 3-1.

Attribute it to their championship experience or any other factors, but the ‘Hawks managed to shake it off.

“Yeah, I think that’s what it was all about, was just trying to forget about it, not get too worked up about a call that didn’t go our way,” Jonathan Toews said after the game. “To add insult to injury, they came right back to score to tie it up not too long after. That’s where we did a good job of just forgetting about what happened, moving on, focusing on our game [and] not getting away from [it].”

Head coach Joel Quenneville essentially gave a no comment response upon being asked about the disallowed goal, but he was awfully animated when it actually happened.

Here’s video of the disallowed goal:

  1. hammerhead5573 - May 18, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    After I saw the ref take about 3 seconds to call it a goal, I thought it was going to be reviewed. Then they kept showing the replay and it appeared to me Toews was pushed into Quick. Furthermore, goalies usually completely freak out when they knew they were interfered with, Quick did not. It seemed like a good goal to me but oh well. Had the Hawks lost by 1 goal, I think some, including myself would probably be singing a different song.

    • avscup - May 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM

      Spot on!

      I’m glad it didn’t decide the game. I think it was the wrong call and it seemed that Toews was pushed.

    • alexbaymac - May 19, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      What amazes me is that Towes made EVERY effort to *avoid* bad contact with Quick, instead of dozens of other players that will take the push from behind to plow into/through the goaltender, yet nothing is made about that. Instead a ‘bad’ call against him! But it just shows the quality of the man & why he will always be the best captain!

  2. endusersolutions2013 - May 19, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    I’ve watched this from multiple sites, and it really looks like the puck was on it’s way in before the contact (I’m not going to speculate on pushed on not).

    I realize this is a judgement call, and to disallow, since the puck moved slowly into the net, the if there was no contact, that Quick would have somehow stopped it.

    Again, human judgement. And that line of reasoning, if used, is pretty weak.

  3. joestemme - May 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    I guess the NHL officials were taking their cue from the Clippers-OKC refs last week who used replay to “adjust” a call that coulda been a foul and then awarded possession.

    NOT the proper way to use replay.

  4. earpaniac - May 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Geez. The refs have been bad. I guess the only good thing is that they’re consistently bad, and it doesn’t appear to be biased towards one team or the other. At least in the series’ I’ve watched.

  5. dannymac17 - May 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    im pretty bummed out Tofoli hit that post, ill tell you that much.

  6. hrudey - May 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    The puck was on it’s way to the goal before the contact, but Quick was there with his skate on the post to stop it. It’s the right call, though the rules need to be changed so that before they can call Toronto and after their ‘conferences’ they need to announce what their call is on the PA system.

    And of course the Blackhawks didn’t let the call or the subsequent goal scored by the Kings get them down. There’s a reason why teams like the Blackhawks and Kings have won Cups in the past few years and the Canucks and Sharks haven’t – when things don’t go their way, they simply go out and keep on working rather than whining or complaining and blowing the rest of the game.

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