Found May 21, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- In the Chicago Blackhawks' minds, it was the turning point of Game 3. For the Detroit Red Wings, it was only fair. With the Wings leading 2-0 in the third period Monday night, Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson knocked Johan Franzen down along the boards in the Blackhawks' end. While Franzen lay crumpled to the ice, the Blackhawks were headed the other way, with an odd-man rush. That rush resulted in Patrick Kane's goal, which beat Jimmy Howard five-hole at 4:35, cutting Detroit's lead to 2-1. The Wings were livid that no penalty was called on Hjalmarsson. "It should have been a two-minute penalty," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "This is the way I look at it. Those referees are trying to get to the Stanley Cup final like the rest of us and it's fast. "When I watch the replay and see it, it's a penalty. They don't get to watch the replay." Just over a minute later, Viktor Stalberg, playing in his first gam...

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Viktor Stalberg Goes Head First Into The Boards

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Kerry Fraser says referees got non-calls right on Blackhawks’ goal and non-goal against Red Wings

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Wings and Blackhawks ‘won’t be exchanging Christmas cards’ as Detroit takes 2-1 series lead

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