WASHINGTON, D.C. -- You had to feel for Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who was whistled for hooking in the offensive zone with 1:13 left in regulation and the score tied 2-2 on what can only be described as a questionable call.
The Washington Capitals would score the winner with Toews in the box and 12.9 seconds left in regulation.
“I don’t know. I don’t know how much that play deserved a call there, how much it had to do with maybe us getting a few more opportunities on the power play previously in the game,” Toews said after.
“It is what it is. They got their bounce they were looking for with 12 seconds or so left and we walk away with nothing. It’s not a good feeling, especially with the excitement, the hype and the energy that surrounded this whole thing leading up to this game. We wanted to come in and steal two points from them in their own building, here on the road. It didn’t work out the way we wanted it, to but in a couple of days, it’s back to our normal routine and we’ll be ready for that. It’s unfortunate that break at the end."
The Blackhawks ended up with six power-play opportunities to Washington’s four. Both teams scored with the man advantage.