If that is the case, I think both Murph and Holik need to educate themselves on the rule:
However, both Murph and Holik agreed that the 5 minute penalty should have been assessed but not a game misconduct.
Rule 48 – Illegal Check to the Head
48.1 Illegal Check to the Head – A lateral or blind side hit to an opponent
where the head is targeted and/or the principle point of contact is not
48.2 Minor Penalty – There is no provision for a minor penalty for this rule.
48.3 Major Penalty – For a violation of this rule, a major penalty shall be
assessed (see 48.4).
48.4 Game Misconduct Penalty – An automatic game misconduct penalty
shall be assessed whenever a major penalty is assessed under this
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