1. Abby hit WAS NOT a penalty, not now, not then, not in 1935. The Ref was standing two feet from the hit, watching the play with his own two eyes. The Duck had the puck, Ref's attention was not elsewhere. He watched the guy fall to the ice. He saw it was shoulder on shoulder hit, he saw that Abby was gliding and not "charging" towards him....bulls*** call from a ref 200 feet away and it will be bulls*** if he should get suspended....
#1 principal point of contact was the head, he got body too, but shoulder first went into the head. Rule 48
#2 He left his feet on the hit, that's also against the rules, and according to rule 42 that makes it a charge
42.1 Charging - A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner.
So this is just another case of Abdelkader being a bonehead, and making a stupid play in the playoffs that costs the Wings a game.