Were the refs responsible for the Red Wings outscoring the Hawks 2-0 during a dormant second period in which the home team meekly managed just five shots on goal? Did officiating help Henrik Zetterberg beat Hawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the loose puck before Zetterberg's pretty pass to Brendan Smith for the go-ahead, second-period goal?
'I'm not going to go off and complain about some calls I thought should have been called or whatever, one way or another,' Toews told ESPN Chicago. 'If that's the way they're going to play, well, we need to play the same. There's a lot of clutch and grab, a lot of interference. If they're going to let that go, that's something we need to know and maybe do to them a little bit.'
'He's been the captain for us all the time,' Jonathan Ericsson said. 'Maybe sometimes it doesn't show as well, but he's doing that hard work for us every night. We couldn't be happier with him. When he's getting points, that's good for us, too, but he's always doing that dirty work, too.'