Were they held to a different standard in these playoffs? Yeah probably. But then, one played MVP caliber hockey all year and the other is a couple months removed from missing over a year of hockey due to a brain injury. Having different standards isn't exactly all that unreasonable.
Yeah, but that can go both ways, if you really want to look at it without bias. One gave 120% effort to keep the club in the upper echelon in the regular season, and the other, one would think, came pretty rested in the end of the season. Myself, I expected same from both of them, not more or less from either.