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Disallowed goal hurts Blackhawks

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CHICAGO — It was the goal that didn’t count that might have been the biggest of the night for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Just 1:10 after Patrick Sharp had given the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead in what was a dominant first period, Chicago looked to be closing in on a second score when forward Marian Hossa appeared to have jammed in a rebound after center Jonathan Toews had come around from behind the net.

The puck crossed the goal line, but the goals was immediately waved off as the referees said a whistle had blown. There was little argument from Chicago but the play was reviewed and the call stood after being checked out in the league offices in Toronto.

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