This hit is late. This hit is aimed at Joe Pavelski’s head. Matthew Dumba leaves his feet to make it. And of course, it was deemed just a two-minute penalty, because the refs in hockey somehow are able to remain upright without a spine. They actually reviewed this and downgraded it from a major penalty to a minor. The Stars lost Pavelski for the rest of the game and likely the series, and this is what they got in return.

At least the NHL playoffs don’t wait around long to show you everything they are, on both sides of the spectrum.