It may be homerism, but the more I watch that disallowed goal, the more I agree with it. He didn't touch Howard, but Howard has no way to be in the right position to make that save. If his crease was open, he would have come out to cut the angle off on that shot. Good call.
It will be tough trying to explain that to my Hawks fan friends though...
How many times have we had goals called back because Homer's skate was touching the lip of the crease?
Hawks and their fans should be more pissed off about the penalty to keith late in the game, the infraction was marginal but Brunner retaliated with the exact same offense and was not called for it with 5 mins left in a 3-1 game.
Of course their goal should never have counted, because the play should have been whistled dead when Franzen got hit from behin into the boards before the goal was scored.
The officiating as usual has been terrible. They affect the outcome of games, which affects the series which affects who wins the Cup. I know hockey is fast and it's hard to get it right all the time but the Keith call was pathetic especially considering that Brunner retaliated instantly and the ref that called keith for a shove to the back of keith's head must have seen Brunner respond with the same