The Chicago Blackhawks were furious Wednesday night after a likely game-winning goal late in the third period was disallowed because of a controversial penalty whistled behind the play.
But captain Jonathan Toews wouldn’t let it hold the Hawks down.
The former UND standout told his team in the intermission to win the game 3-1.
They didn’t quite do that, but what happened was good enough. Defenseman Brent Seabrook blasted a shot home in overtime to send the Chicago Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals.
Toews and the Blackhawks will meet former Sioux captain Matt Greene and the Los Angeles Kings with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals on the line. The conference finals start Saturday.
This also guarantees that a former UND player, who is one of his NHL team’s captains, will play for the Stanley Cup. Toews wears the ‘C’ for the Hawks and Greene wears an ‘A’ for the Kings.
This should be quite a showdown between the 2010 champs and the 2012 champs.
Who you got?