Blackhawks coach Quenneville fined 10K for criticizing officials
Joel Quenneville was fined $10,000 for criticizing officials after Chicago's loss
Quenneville complained after game officials didn't call a penalty on Raffi Torres
Torres leveled Chicago's Marian Hossa after a hit; Hossa is sideliend indefinitely
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NHL fined Chicago coach Joel Quenneville $10,000 on Thursday for criticizing officials following the Blackhawks' overtime loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Hossa was carried off the ice on a stretcher and is out indefinitely. The NHL suspended Torres indefinitely Wednesday for the hit.
"It was a brutal hit," Quenneville said after the game.
"I saw exactly what happened. It was right in front of me. How four guys missed it was hard. The refereeing tonight was a disgrace."
Quenneville also was fined $10,000 during the 2009 playoffs for criticizing the officiating after a roughing penalty against the Blackhawks gave Detroit a power play in which they scored.
"I think we witnessed probably the worst call in the history of sports there," Quenneville said after that game. "Nothing play. ...They ruined a good hockey game and absolutely destroyed what was going on the ice. ... Never seen anything like it."