Less than 2 minutes into Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, the San Jose Sharks appeared to score a goal that rapidly deflated the frenzied energy of the United Center crowd in Chicago. However, video review confirmed the puck was kicked in, thus, disallowing the goal and putting the Sharks right back where they started. Lesser teams would have cashed it in but not the Sharks who responded with a flurry of shots at the Hawks net. Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi responded to the test, denying the Sharks snipers at every turn.
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