His face clearly bounces off the ice.
Sens have had all the momentum since the hit.
His face doesn't bounce off the ice if he simply gets hit in the chest. He was clearly knocked out from the hit, otherwise he would have been able to brace himself. Just watching the TSN analysis on it now, they thinking it was a clean hit, but it's hard to tell. If you look at the replay from one side, looks like the head is the first part of the body hit. I guess what they are saying is that as long as you also are hitting enough of the body as well, it's clean because the head doesn't become the "principle" point of contact.
What I'll say though, I have no problem with the call made at full speed, it looked bad.
Am I the only one that is starting to get really annoyed with the No Hitting League comment everytime someone gets called for a questionable hit? It's getting really tired. There is still tons of hitting in this league, there is no attempt to remove hitting from the league, all that is being done is to try and protect players from having their lives altered (which concussions can do). What is wrong with that.
Will refs occassionally make a bad call? Sure....so what? Happens in several other instances as well.