Franzen scored at 7:50, 10:44 and 11:16 of the first period against Sharks' goaltender Evgeni Nabokov. He originally was credited with Detroit's first goal at 5:40, but a scoring change during the first intermission gave the goal to Todd Bertuzzi, with Franzen getting an assist.
That made Franzen the 13th player in NHL history to score four points in one period of a playoff game -- it's been done 14 times, twice by Mario Lemieux. The last player to do it was Dallas' Brad Richards, who had a goal and three assists in the third period of a 5-2 win over San Jose on April 28, 2008.
The last player to get four goals in a playoff game was Anaheim's Joffrey Lupul, who scored all of his team's goals in the Ducks' 4-3 overtime win over Edmonton on May 9, 2006.
Only two players have ever scored four goals in a period. Philadelphia's Tim Kerr scored four consecutive goals in a span of 8:16 in the second period of the Flyers' 6-5 win over the New York Rangers on April 13, 1985. Kerr scored at 10:06, 14:58, 16:42 and 18:22 against New York's Glen Hanlon.
Lemieux scored at 2:15, 3:45, 6:55 and 17:09 of the first period against Ron Hextall in Pittsburgh's 10-7 win over Philadelphia on April 25, 1989. Lemieux added another goal and a trio of assists for an eight-point night, matching the single-game mark set by New Jersey's Patrick Sundstrom on April 22, 1988.