The Blackhawks looked to be hurtling toward a crucial Game 3 victory Monday night in Nashville before a controversial goal snuck past Corey Crawford.
Late in the third period, Filip Forsberg of the Predators notched a goal immediately after his teammate, Victor Arvidsson, bumped Crawford's stick and head right in front of the net.
That tied things up and the Predators wound up winning in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the opening round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Hawks coach Joel Quenneville challenged the play, but the ruling on the ice was upheld.
"I saw contact that prevented Corey Crawford from making a save that he would've made 100 percent of the time," Konroyd said on Blackhawks Postgame Live Monday night. "Whether it's incidental or not, if you're preventing a goaltender from doing his job, it shouldn't stand. ... Was this deliberate? He knew where Corey was; he took a look at him then he turned his back to Corey and he made convenient contact. To me, it wasn't incidental, it was deliberate. He prevented Corey from making the stop he should've made and that's how they scored the goal."
Konroyd's colleague Jamal Mayers agreed.
"There's gotta be some hockey sense involved when a referee makes a decision like this," Mayers said. "... I'm really confused. Regardless of whether he was outside the blue paint or not, Corey Crawford was not allowed to make a save that he normally would've made if it were not for Arvidsson's interference."
But that's all in the past now and the reality is, the No. 1-seed Blackhawks are 60 minutes away from going home super early this spring.