The Montreal Canadiens ceded 3-2 in overtime against the Black Hawks on Thursday in Chicago, after a lengthy video review from the umpires.
On the line, Philip Kurashev grabbed the puck at the blue line of the visitors area, while entering the area, before turning toward Samuel Montembolt’s net. In a defensive fold, Mike Hoffman called his opponent, before his goalkeeper fell and knocked out the net, as the disc slid under the trio of skaters on the ground.
After the video was first replayed, officials ruled the goal was good, but Kurashev was in an offside position. On a second review, the judges eventually ruled that the Blackhawks’ skater was in control of the disc and therefore not offside, ending the game.
Dominic Kopalek, in the first period, and Patrick Kane, in a power match in the third period, scored the other crowd favorites.
Al-Kindi responded in full to the second sermon. Defensesman Jeff Petrie broke the ice first, rocking the ropes for the first time this season, in his 29th game. Hoffman achieved another success of his own, in the power game. This was CH’s first goal with a man advantage since December 4.
In front of their cages, Marc-Andre Fleury won with 27 saves, while Montembolt made 28 in the loss.
The Black Hawks took advantage of the Canadian’s visit to Windy City to honor Andrew Shaw, who has spent all 10 of his National League seasons with these two teams, seven in Illinois and three in beautiful county.
Before the match, Shaw was presented to a standing ovation from the fans. Then a video was released in his honor.
In 362 matches on the Pittman Arena, the player known for his qualities from the Little Plague has earned 151 points. He also distributed 689 injuries and got a 339-minute penalty kick. He also won the Stanley Cup twice, in 2013 and 2015, each time with the Black Hawks.
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