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Video- Quenneville Not Happy With LA Goals

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

“I thought both their goals should have been whistled down, both goals should have been called something … infractions on both their goals,” Quenneville said. “Clearly, the refereeing was tough to watch. But we still had a lot of chances at the other end and unfortunately you’re not going to win the game when you don’t score a goal.”

Quenneville believed the refereeing crew of Ghislain Hebert and Tom Kowal should have called goaltending interference on Hunter’s second-period goal. He also thought Justin Williams illegally took down the Hawks’ Nick Leddy in front of the net to help lead to Stoll’s third-period score that put the game out of reach.

more on the Blackhawks loss to the Kings…

Now let’s examine the goals below…

First the Trent Hunter goal, followed by the Jarret Stoll goal.

I think it is the type of play we see these days in the NHL, nothing really stands-out to me that could be called a penalty.

On a side note, what’s with the Drew Doughty cup-check of Stoll during the goal celebration?


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Good eye, Paul! Just a little happy ending.

Quinneville may have a case on the first, but certainly not on the second - puck was loose. Crazy that the Kings are within a point of the division lead, even though they have played three more games but definitely back in the picture

Posted by Jesters Dead on 12/29/11 at 03:45 AM ET


Upon second look, maybe he’s right about Leddy being wiped out. Nonetheless, Stoll leaves with a smile on his face.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 12/29/11 at 03:48 AM ET

Alzy's avatar

I don’t see anything wrong with the first goal at all. A King gets tripped just to the left of Crawford, but that’s it. And no, I don’t consider the bump Crawford took diving out to try and cover the puck goaltender interference. He tried to get the puck and missed, that’s not interference, it’s Crawford making (arguably) a boneheaded play by choosing to put himself way out of position in hopes of grabbing the puck.

On the second though, Quenneville’s has a legitimate beef IMO. Leddy gets tripped/slewfooted/interfered with as Doughty’s original shot gets blocked and as a result, two Kings are alone in front to whack the puck in when Doughty’s second shot gets through.

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 12/29/11 at 04:24 AM ET

DocF's avatar

I think Quenville’s mustache is growing in and clogging up his brain. 

On the first goal, the crease is fair game for the offensive team after a shot.  The King’s player was knocked into the crease and was whacking away as he is allowed.  Good goal unless the offensive team is Detroit.

On the second goal, there may have been a tripping call, but it was mighty weak and virtually all referees would have ignored that.  The fact is, the Chicago defenseman was out of position from the start of the play.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 12/29/11 at 11:44 AM ET


first goal he was complaining about too many men on the ice right before the goal, you dont see it in the play, but there was a bunch up on the kings bench and the puck came right into it.

it was a poorly reffed game, but thats not why the hawks lost, Quick was just unbeatable and the hawks were slow to the puck all night.

Posted by pstumba on 12/29/11 at 12:28 PM ET

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