The Hawks lost 4-3 to the Minnesota Wild in a controversial shootout after league officials in Toronto overruled on-ice officials.
Wild goaltender Manny Fernandez appeared to stop Arkhipov's shot, but the puck kept sliding toward the goal line.
The referees on the ice signaled goal.
But officials in Toronto review every shootout goal, and play can't proceed until the on-ice officials are given clearance, according to game referee Dave Jackson.
"From our angle, we perceived the puck to be over the line," Jackson said.
"Toronto (officials) took their time and came back saying there was never any white between the puck and the goal line. They had a clear view of it."
According to the Hawks, former NHL player and current director of hockey operations Kris King overturned the play.
King played 13 games for the Hawks in 2000.
After the game the Hawks were distributing frame-grab photos showing the puck across the line with white between the puck and line, indicating a goal.
No matter the ultimate reason, the Hawks still lost their sixth straight game after holding a 3-1 lead midway through the third period.
And even though they gained a point, they ended the night losing a point to the Wild, which currently has the last playoff spot in the West.
The Hawks are 11 points back.
"We played pretty good," Hawks coach Denis Savard said. "We could have scored a lot more goals. I can't complain about the effort or the chances we had. We played well."
After a lackluster and scoreless first period, the game heated up.
Three goals in the first 1 minute 36 secondsTuomo Ruutu and Martin Havlat for the Hawks were followed by a pair in the second half of the period, including Cam Barker's first NHL goal.
But even though the Hawks scored a power-play goalBarker's while on a two-man advantagethe unit again disappointed. Minnesota got back in the game on Marian Gaborik's short-handed goal at 16:46 of the third.
After getting 23 shots in the second period, the Hawks managed just four in the third and Wes Walz eventually tied the game at 7:55 of the period.
"It's tough to win in this league," Savard said.
"We made a couple of mistakes that cost us, but we played hard and if we do that every night, we'll win our share."
The Hawks had another golden opportunity in the overtime with a power play that came up empty, leading to the fateful shootout.
"It was a goal," Savard said of Arkhipov's attempt. "Even the referee said it was a goal. They have to get on the same page."
Jeff Hamilton and Havlat were stopped by Fernandez, and Pavol Demitra scored for the Wild.
The Hawks are now 1-5 this season in shootouts and have lost all three meetings this season to Minnesota either in a shootout or overtime.