Also, I watched the Lightning feed for this game, and in listening to the clip @yave1964 provided here (the Boston feed), I find it hilarious that the homer announcers were saying things like "Ya gotta hope it's just a minor penalty"....and this gem " right there, got him in the mid section".
The 'mid section'.
Now, I may not have played hockey, but I spent many years training in martial arts, and my husband, a former Army Ranger, and I like to have fun and keep sharp with train
I'll assume they'll have a rule made up for next season (like Averys) for something I see zero difference than spitting in a players face.
If he did that to me I think put my finger over one nostril and blow my nose aka farmer in his face. Absolutely no need for a guy with his skillset and motor to act like a complete imbecile and degrade a great game.