Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford was fuming following the Hawks' 5-3 victory over his team Wednesday night at the United Center.
In the waning seconds, defenseman Brent Seabrook fell during a Stars rush, and his stick was propelled at defenseman Trevor Daley.
Crawford thought Seabrook threw his stick at Daley, which would result in a penalty shot. No penalty was called. He confronted referees Dave Jackson and Dean Morton afterward.
Here is the video of Crawford's comments and the play in question (from the Defending Big D blog):
Here is what Seabrook had to say:
"I was sort of flat-footed and caught an edge. Stick just came out when I hit the ice. I think the ref realized that. It could have been a penalty. It would have been a tough one."
And Hawks coach Joel Quenneville:
"You look at it and it's a play and he fell so hard you could argue what his intent was. He fell so hard you're extending your stick and I don't think he intended to do what they were thinking. You could argue that, and it's tough to prove. It's instincts by the referee and knowing [Seabrook], I don't think that was the intent, although it might look a little different."