Orville Tessier placed the blame for a dismal stretch of hockey on his players after the Black Hawks' third overtime loss of the National Hockey League season.
"I think you have to reflect on the whole last week" in which the Black Hawks went 1-3 in home games, the coach said after Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Quebec Nordiques.
"Hockey was secondary, and that's too bad," Tessier said. "When you're paid to play hockey, that should be your No. 1 priority."
Doug Wilson thought Tessier was overreacting. "The effort is there. And when the effort is there, there's no reason to worry," he said.
Paul Gillis put in a loose puck at 3:33 in overtime to climax a three-goal comeback by Quebec.
Chicago, 0-3-3 in overtime this season, has not won in overtime at home since Feb. 16, 1941.
The Black Hawks took a 2-0 advantage in the first 11 minutes of the second period on goals by Doug Wilson and Denis Savard. Michel Goulet cut Quebec's deficit in half when he batted his own rebound past goalie Murray Bannerman 6:08 into the second period.
The Nordiques, who had five power plays and outshot Chicago by 19-7 in the second period, tied the score on Anton Stastny's rebound shot 43 seconds before the intermission.