Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he spoke to the NHL about the team having a goal taken away in Tuesday's game, and the league was on his side.
"Did they agree with the call? No," Quenneville told reporters after morning skate Thursday.
Quenneville was irate that a first-period Blackhawks goal was overturned for goaltender interference after a challenge by Sharks coach Peter DeBoer. The Hawks would have been up 1-0 but ended up losing 2-0. Quenneville's postgame news conference lasted all of 14 seconds before he stormed off.
"I just think, we had a couple of occurrences in a short amount of time, so obviously a little frustration there," Quenneville said, according to multiple reports. "But we did speak to the league and got some [clarification] on the play. I just think there's education across the board and you have a lot of people in the middle of the process making the decisions. As long as we're getting it right is what we're looking for."
The Blackhawks get back in action Thursday night against the second-place Dallas Stars. The Blackhawks beat them 5-1 in Dallas Saturday.
The job will be a little harder this time as rookie sensation Artemi Panarin will sit out with illness. He missed Tuesday's game, and Quenneville compared the sickness to the malady that kept Jonathan Toews out of the All-Star Game.