We are not sure if anything can make the Chicago Blackhawks fans laugh at this point in the season... The Hawks have now lost 17 of their last 20 games and the blow of legendary head coach Joel Quenneville getting fired still hurts.
We're still going to try to get a laugh out of them.
On Thursday night, the Hawks faced the Vegas Golden Knights, and we are all aware how quickly their fanbase is ready to party, no matter what. Playing in front of 18,494 fans — the second-largest crowd in the two-year history of the franchise — Vegas won for the seventh time in eight games and moved into a third-place tie with San Jose in the Pacific Division, beating the Blackhawks 4-3. The fans were loud and excited - a little too much if you ask referee Gord Dwyer.
When the official got to centre ice to explain that Vegas' goal was awarded because the puck was in the net before it came off, the local crowd went nuts, rudely interrupting the official with loud cheers and even the goal horn...
The problem is, Dwyer was done talking and needed to explain that there was a goalie interference on the play and that Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant was looking to challenge the penalty.
And it all turned into bad karma for the crowd who didn't let the referee speak.
You can see the segment in the video below, presented by Streamable:
Following the weird announcement on the ice, it was then explained that the call of the ice did not stand, the goal was overturned because of goalie interference. The crowd was caught celebrating way too soon on this one.
However in the end, the local fans got the last laugh as Jonathan Marchessault and Alex Tuch scored 12 seconds apart in the third period to send the surging Golden Knights past the Blackhawks.
You can see the entire game recap in the video here below:
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