Beers: Blackhawks' non-goal crucial

Beers: Blackhawks' non-goal crucial
June 16, 2013, 10:30 pm
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The Blackhawks' non-goal may have been the biggest fortune for the Bruins -- and the worst luck for the Blackhawks.

In the second period, Marian Hossa pushed the puck over the red line in goal in what would have given the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead, but the officials ruled the play had been whistled dead before the puck crossed the line, so the goal did not count.

Bob Beers said the referee's whistle was the sole reason for the Blackhawks not scoring on the play.

"We call it dead in the head," Beers said on "Sports Sunday." "When the referee is going to blow the play dead, in his mind, that time that it takes for him to say, 'The play is dead,' and for the whistle to go up to his mouth, the play is already dead before the whistle goes. That's the only explanation I could come up with."

There could be a lot of what-ifs and should-have-beens regarding the goal, but in the end, the goal still does not count and the two teams are still deadlocked at one game apiece heading into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Beers, Michael Felger and Kevin Paul Dupont discuss the non-goal on "Sports Sunday."