Basically a carbon copy of Brash's hit. Clean or borderline if you think hitting a guy in a vulnerable position makes it so (even if the hit is within the rules). They threw the book at Brash, I don't see them going as severely against Brown for a few reasons:
Hudler came back
the Wings won
the Wings/media probably aren't going to whine about it nearly as much
If the league wants to be consistent, that's 2+ games (given the apparently less severe injury), but it would be the wrong call at the same time. I'm sure they'll find a way to be both inconsistent and still wrong, though.
the players that are getting creamed need to remember its the playoffs now, and they might get rocked. Playing 82 clean games may be making these guys more vulnerable come the playoffs, they are being careless. They are not expecting to get hit well because that is just the way of the new NHL. But I have seen Ovi hitting guys a hair late most of the year. The guy is one of a kind. Its tough for most everyone else to get up for regular season games and it seems he cant wait for games to start.
The Canes are playing the Bruins and the refs tonight. It appears that holding calls cannot be made against Boston, because they're doing it non-stop and not getting called. And now the botched goal review.
It looked like separation between the goal line and the puck to my eyes...did they offer an explanation as to why it was disallowed? However, I stepped away from the tv for a minute and wasn't watching the original call; looked like they may have called it a no goal on the ice and stuck with that, but looked to me like a goal.