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Video: Blackhawks Come Within Centimeters of Winning Monday

Shaw's shot was rolling across the goal line, but officials ruled it a no goal



    Video: Blackhawks Come Within Centimeters of Winning Monday
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    CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 09: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Arizona Coyotes looks to pass under pressure from Brandon Saad #20 (L) and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on February 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Blackhawks ended up losing by a score of 3-2 on Monday night to the Arizona Coyotes, but as the seconds ticked away in overtime, they came just about as close as possible to winning the game without actually doing so.

    Late in the frame, Brandon Saad carried the puck into the offensive zone, and he feathered a pass across the ice to Andrew Shaw. Shaw’s shot bounced off of Arizona goaltender Mike Smith, bounced high up into the air, and slid toward the goal crease. A mad scramble ensued, but the officials immediately ruled no goal on the ice.

    The call has been a topic of much discussion.

    Here is a video of the play:

    Ultimately, the goal didn’t count and the Blackhawks lost in the shootout, but should the ruling on the ice have been overturned, giving the Blackhawks the goal and the extra standings point that would have come with it?

    Video evidence is supposed to be conclusive, and even though it looked like the puck was just about to cross the line before Smith hit it out of the net, the last image seen of the puck seems to show that there was a sliver of red paint still touching it.

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