"He hit Gonchar very hard into the boards prior to that -- real hard. That could have been boarding. Could have been charging. It wasn't. So Gonchar, who's been hurt before and knocked out before and suffered a concussion; he's on the receiving end more than he's on the giving end - I don't think he's ever been on the giving end - he went in and it was a 5-minute interference penalty and he hit him with his shoulder.
We felt the penalty was the penalty. We don't feel [based on] past history that Gonchar deserved to be suspended."
Campbell said the Hockey Ops people showed the [general] managers clips to outline what an illegal or late hit was during their annual meetings last spring.
"We just showed them a couple of plays, five or six or seven, where we combined all the criteria," Campbell said.