Hitting a guy from behind, square in the Numbers while he is facing the boards is boarderline? Some would call it textbook
When you protect the puck with your face towards the boards you will get hit. As you see when Stalberg or Bickell are out there...they are able to absorb the hit and try to keep possession of the puck. Franzen(the Mule)..goes flying like he never expects anything and embellished that hit IMO.
About another minute and a half til Crawford comes out. Bruins got 2 shorties with the goalie pulled just a few games ago to knock the leafs out. Who's to say we can't? We're better 6 on 5 then 5 on 4.
I'm not watching. I can only say on the radio they said Andrew Shaw was in the crease and they didn't seem to have a problem with the call.
He was in the crease battling with a Red Wing Dman. He never touched Howard and the Wing Dman was impeding Howard just as much as Shaw was. It's not like Shaw was all over him. If that was Holmstrom, the goal stands.