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Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville: NHL admits refs were wrong on overturned goal call

The Blackhawks head coach says the league thought Brandon Mashinter should have been credited with a goal.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville says he spoke with the NHL about Brandon Mashinter's overturned goal in Tuesday's game, and the league told him they did not agree with the decision, reports Chicago Sun Times' Mark Lazerus.

For the second time in three games, the Hawks had a goal disallowed after a coach's challenge. After earning a penalty for screaming in an official's face over a disallowed goal call in Arizona, Quenneville was on the wrong end of another disallowed goal Tuesday in a 2-0 home loss against the San Jose Sharks.

In the first period, Mashinter appeared to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. The Sharks, however, challenged the goal because they believed Dennis Rasmussen interfered with goaltender Martin Jones. The officials agreed and wiped off the goal.

Quenneville wasn't too happy in his postgame press conference.

"It's gotten to a different level," Quenneville said. "I don't know the rules anymore, or something's changed, because my understanding, played a lot of hockey, I don't know, think everybody has an interpretation of what's a good goal and what's a bad goal, but I can't believe it."

After announcing Chicago will host the 2017 NHL Draft, Bettman gave his thoughts on the challenge system.