CH: zero in two | The Journal of Montreal
Dominique Ducharme was not a happy man. He was seething after that 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks at United Center, but he didn’t dare let out his rage.
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In a season in the water like this season, it wasn’t one more defeat that made him angry. Ducharme had in his heart the decision to give the goal to Philipp Kurashev in extra time.
After a chat with the officials and a review in Toronto, which was longer than extra time, Dean Morton finally said Kurashev’s goal was good, but there was an offside on the streak. .
We immediately did a second review to judge whether there was an offside or not. Once the wait was over, Morton opened his mic a second time to finally say that Kurashev was not offside.
It was total confusion, but it also signaled the end of the game. Victory for the Hawks and winning goal for Kurashev.
“It looks like we were the ones who moved the goal,” Ducharme offered as an explanation for this goal in overtime. Me, I see it’s red. “
When Ducharme talks about red, he is referring to the Blackhawks jersey. In this game, Mike Hoffman pushed Kurashev towards Samuel Montembeault and then hit his own goalkeeper. The puck slipped quietly into the goal, but the net was believed to have come off its moorings beforehand.
Asked whether he was more surprised to find that the goal was allowed or that there was no offside, Ducharme went with this reply.
“What surprises me the most is that we are zero in two on the streak. ”
Ducharme also said he felt his team were zero in ten over the past few months in this type of controversial decision.
Petry gets a little wet
Alexander Romanov and Nick Suzuki opted for caution in not commenting too much on Kurashev’s winning goal. More experienced, Jeff Petry expressed a little more what he was thinking.
“On the restart, when the goal came out, the puck hadn’t yet crossed the goal line,” said Petry. It is not our decision. ”
On a personal note, Petry hit the target for the first time in his 29th game of the season.
“It’s a big relief to finally score after almost 30 games. I hope it will revive me. I have plenty of things to work on. I hope to have a big second half. ”