If you watch closely to the 9:38 mark on the video link below you will see that the puck was under the left pad of the Sharks goalie. Check out the video below.

Comments (22)
  1. Chris says:

    It looks like the ref sees the goalie pushing the puck out of the net. That looks like it went in, from the wrap around.

  2. Daniel Chisnall says:

    He was pushed into the net. Wouldn’t matter wasn’t a goal.

  3. Jon says:

    It definitely was a goal and in the net before the whistle

  4. Matt says:

    NO goal, pushed into net and also if that was the puck by his pad how did it get underneath Franzen?

    1. LocalHero says:

      Congratulations on the moronic comment. If that wasn’t the puck he was kicking out, then what was it? A different puck? Debris? A Coke can?

      And you can clearly see the puck slide toward & under Franzen after he kicks it out. That’s how it got under him.

      1. Box says:

        not to mention the jackwagon from niemis own team pushed franzen/abdelkader into him, but thanks for playing

  5. Blake says:

    you cant see anything in this video.

  6. Josh says:

    even if the puck crosses the line in this case it wouldnt count because the ref has to see the puck cross the net. If the puck is under his pad and the ref doesnt see where the puck is at the time then no goal. Then he was also pushed in the net so no goal. I wish it was a goal.

    1. Josh says:

      whoops i meant line cross the line not the net

  7. Josh Smithmier says:

    Replay doesn;t show anything that would make me think a goal was scored. If there are other angles out there showing something more definitive, I’d be more upset.

  8. James says:

    I agree- how did the puck get under Franzen?? There is no push or stick play from goalie or the player on the left of goalie to put the puck under Franzen so it may not even have been under the goalies pad. Who knows but one thing is certain- the Red Wings must play a lot better than the first to games if they are going to advance and not “hope” for goals like the one in the video.

  9. Bob says:

    Watch the goalies LEFT leg !! he brings it out from in the net.

  10. Bob says:

    Should be a GOAL, he was pushed in by his own teammate !

  11. craig says:

    Blake your a dumb ass it was a goal

  12. Jerry says:

    The ref waived the play dead before Niemi kicked the puck out with his pad. So even after review it would have been waived off.

  13. Craig says:

    You can see him kicking the puck out of the net….. so dont say you cant see nouthing

  14. Paul says:

    A goalie being pushed in only negates a goal if it were an OPPOSING player who pushes him in. If his own teammate pushes him in it’s a goal, which – if you watch the video – is exactly what happened. It amazes me how many people don’t understand the rules and try to comment on plays like this – including the refs and announcers.

  15. Paul says:

    “The ref waived the play dead before Niemi kicked the puck out with his pad. So even after review it would have been waived off.”


    you think it matters when the whistle is blown in relation to the goalie getting the puck OUT of the net rather than when it went IN? wow.

  16. Paul says:

    Here you go, rule 69.6…


    “In the event that a goalkeeper has been pushed into the net together with the puck by an attacking player after making a stop, the goal will be disallowed.”

    Notice it says “by an attacking player”

  17. Kayla says:

    If you pay attention Wallin only fell on Franzen because Abdelkader shoves Wallin on top of him. So there is no way this is a goal, Wallin did not push Niemi into the net

  18. Cody says:

    Hard to say if it was in before Nieme was shoved in the net or not. Regardless, I just wish the “war room” would have reviewed it like they are supposed to. Wings need to pick up their play!

  19. Kayla says:

    The TSN highlights show a much better angle, you can see that Niemi successfully blocks the puck with his pads before the pile up. http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=364331 they show it at 1:48 minutes into the video.

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