On Franzen’s Negated Goal


I know it’s kind of bad form to complain about the refs after a win but I do it all the time so I’m just keeping with my established M.O.

After several replays I stand by my assertion that calling back Johan Franzen’s goal was wrong.

Tomas Holmstrom made incidental contact with Craig Anderson in the Colorado crease on the initial Detroit scoring chance. Holmstrom moved to the side of the net as the puck came free to Franzen and was clear by the time Franzen scored.

If Kerry Fraser had called Holmstrom for goalie interference on the first chance I’d think it was a weak call but I’d understand it. Fraser saying that Holmstrom obstructed Anderson on Franzen’s opportunity is just not true.


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