Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was fuming and had every right to be.
Quenneville had just seen his star winger Marian Hossa carried off the ice on a stretcher for an illegal head hit by Coyotes agitator Raffi Torres, and no penalties were called. So he ripped the referees for it.
But now, he's got to pay.
The NHL announced just hours before Game 4 on Thursday that Quenneville has been fined $10,000 "for public comments critical of the officiating" in Game 3.
"I saw exactly what happened," Quenneville said Tuesday night of Torres' hit, which sent Hossa to the hospital. "It was right in front of me and all four guys missed it. The refereeing tonight was a disgrace."
Quenneville also was critical of the officiating during an interview from the bench.
Torres wasn't penalized for his hit despite clearly leaving his feet and hitting Hossa in the head. Torres has been suspended indefinitely by the league and has an in-person disciplinary hearing Friday in New York.
Torres, who has been suspended and fined in the past, is likely facing a long suspension.
Asked about his comments a day after Game 3, Quenneville said "I don't think I said anything bad. I was just answering the question."