Via: The Hockey News

'This was exactly the kind of game where NHL’s new rules work wonders. By being able to call every little thing, the officials have the ability to prevent matters from getting out of hand by calling the big things as big things, when they would have been mere two-minute playoff minors in the old NHL. So kudos to referee Brad Watson for handing out a five-minute major and game misconduct to Denis Gauthier for his second-period hit from behind on Thomas Vanek.'