Here's the deal. Eller hit Z at the 12:02 mark of the 3rd. He got an interference minor for it (good call). But, Z takes seemingly regular shifts until there's about 5 mins left in the 3rd. Then, he leaves and doesn't come back to the game.
I watched every shift Z took in the 3rd and half way through the second and I don't even think he got hit by anyone but Eller in that time. This was the most contact he took *by far* in that time.
But, to me, this wasn't much of hit. It's shoulder to shoulder and Z slides into the boards relatively safely (at least his head did). Maybe it's a case of whiplash but I'm not seeing where his head was knocked around violently either. — @Allie874
"If you looked at the situation, me and Letang made eye contact, and I think that's what gave me the green light to try and hit him. I felt he put himself in a vulnerable position, maybe I shouldn't have even thought about hitting him because of the way the wind is blowing right with head shots, but I'd like to see a little bit of consistency. If the onus is on the hitter every single time I'd be fine with a suspension, but you've seen instances where they've placed the onus on the person receiving the hit as well so I'm confused and a lot of other players are confused right now.”