Hjalmarsson's go-ahead goal wiped out late in Game 7

Hjalmarsson's go-ahead goal wiped out late in Game 7
May 29, 2013, 10:00 pm
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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.

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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.