The Chicago Blackhawks thought they had what could’ve been the game-winning and series-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings when Niklas Hjalmarsson slammed a shot past Jimmy Howard.
But a whistle blew just a second before, nullifying it. And as the Blackhawks seethed, both teams prepared for overtime.
Hjalmarsson thought he had the go-ahead goal with 1:47 remaining in regulation, but referee Stephen Walkom blew the whistle back behind the blue line where Brandon Saad and Kyle Quincey were tangled up along the boards, nullifying the goal.
It was a frustrating moment for the Blackhawks and a terrible time for a whistle to blow. The Blackhawks had another nullified goal in this series, when Andrew Shaw was called for being in the crease in Game 3 in Detroit. Multiple replays showed that Walkom blew the whistle just a moment before Hjalmarsson scored.
The Blackhawks and Red Wings headed to overtime, and Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning goal for Chicago.