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.
NHL, per its policy, has no comment on Joel Quenneville saying the league disagreed with the overturned goal on Tuesday.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 11, 2016
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."
Q on his Tuesday night anger: "We had a couple of occurrences in a short amount of time, so obviously there was a little frustration there."— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 11, 2016
After announcing Chicago will host the 2017 NHL Draft, Bettman gave his thoughts on the challenge system.
Gary Bettman says the NHL is "extraordinarily pleased" with the challenge system. Calls it close to perfect. #Blackhawks— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 11, 2016