The studio guys trying to justify that cheap shot during the second intermission almost made me throw my TV out the window.
FWIW, I went to the Altitude TV site and sent an angry comment about Haynes' comments.
Regarding Roy's possible role in that dirty hit: I'm not normally the kind of guy who believes coaches would be that classless, but in Roy's case I'd make an exception. Better than 60% chance he planted that seed, hoping in some goonish, do*che-y way that he'd fire up his team against the Wings. Great win for the guys and I hope Roy and that whole organization end up paying for their lameness someday. Well, I guess the last 10 years of suckitude have been decent punishment...
His actions so far this season have planted the seed. The way he behaves tells his team how to act on the ice.
Look .... I don't like it either, but I said before the series that Wings are the darlings of the NHL, it would happen and Hawks would have to fight through it. Well it is happening, and Hawks haven't fought hard enough.
Man, I was really expecting Chicago to come around in the third and wouldn't have been surprised at all if they had scored on that last PP. Just another outstanding effort by these guys and some very, very timely saves by Jimmy.