The NHL confirmed Thursday the ruling of a hand pass by Olli Maatta in the third period was correctly made to negate Drake Caggiula’s go-ahead goal with 1:05 remaining in the third period despite the Blackhawks saying the on-ice officials admitted to them a “mistake” was made.
The Blackhawks will practice Friday morning at Fifth Third Arena.
The IceHogs will wear special 2019 Winter Classic-themed jerseys when they face the San Antonio Rampage during their annual Blackhawks Night at BMO Harris Bank Center. Brandon Bollig, who won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013, will be an honorary guest.
NHL defends controversial call that negated potential game-winning goal for Blackhawks (NBC Sports Chicago)
Brent Seabrook expected to return in 5-6 months (SCH)
Robin Lehner shows off new Long Island tattoo (Lighthouse Hockey)
Good for a teenager? Good for a rookie? No, surging Kirby Dach is just flat-out good (The Athletic)
Patrick Kane’s no-conference playoffs idea would help NHL despite hurting Blackhawks (Chicago Sun-Times)
Three takeaways from back-to-back OT losses (SCH)
NHL, NHLPA to resume negotiations on CBA (NHL)
Leafs’ Ceci out ‘a while’ with ankle injury (The Score)
Flames’ Giordano week-to-week with hamstring injury (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
RECAP: Svechnikov, Aho help Hurricanes hold off Coyotes (NHL)
A story of education, innovation, and community: the history of the ‘HAC’ (The Athletic)
Next Gen prospects: Joel Hofer re-adjusting to life after winning gold (Sportsnet)
OHL: Pearson’s hat trick helps Owen Sound rout Niagara (Sportsnet)
QMJHL: Victoriaville blank Acadie-Bathurst to extend win streak to 6 games (Sportsnet)