Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser believes the five-minute major penalty that changed the course of Game 7 between the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights was a bad call, and it turns out the league agrees,
Golden Knights general manager George McPhee told reporters Thursday that the league called and apologized to him for the five-minute major penalty on Cody Eakin during the third period of Tuesday's Game 7.
"The league did reach out and apologize," McPhee said, via The Las Vegas Review-Journal. "They made a mistake and I'm sure (the officials) feel bad about it. They want to get things right like we all do when we're doing our jobs."
The five-minute major for a dangerous hit on Joe Pavelski opened the floodgates for the Sharks. Down 3-0 when Eakin went to the box, San Jose scored four goals during the power play to take a one-goal lead. The Sharks eventually won in overtime on Barclay Goodrow's series-clinching goal.