Disclosure time, I can be tough on the officials, I admit that. It’s well documented. In this case, I think that the officials got the first call right, but made the second half of the call wrong.
Let me explain, you definitely have a penalty on David Savard for slashing; he hit Chris Kunitz in the hands with his stick. That’s a text book penalty, the ref is supposed to call that. The diving call on Kunizt is kind of a tough call. It’s not like Kunitz leapt to the ice retching in pain and flailing about. He fell down after being hit with a carbon fiber stick.
14:48 CBJ David Savard Slashing - 2 min against Chris Kunitz
14:48 PIT Chris Kunitz Diving - 2 min against David Savard