The Chicago Blackhawks looked to be all but done late in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals matchup with the Detroit Red Wings. However, a Patrick Kane goal looked to have turned the momentum.
Moments after Kane pulled Chicago to within one at 2-1, it appeared that the Blackhawks had tied the game on a Viktor Stalberg shot from the right wing. The puck squeaked through Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, and it looked like a tie game. However, seemingly as soon as the puck had crossed the goal line, it was waved off by the referee.
The call had been that Andrew Shaw had interfered with Howard in the crease and the goal was immediately waved off. If there is a replay with Sharp making clear contact with Howard, it hasn’t surfaced yet.
Making matters much worse for the Blackhawks is what came just about a minute later. That’s when Pavel Datsyuk beat Corey Crawford with a wrist shot at the other end of the ice to give Detroit the 3-1 lead, which is what ended up being the final score.
See the play in question below.
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