Look, there's no doubt that Ryan White deserves to get peppered with all the criticism after doubling down on his mistake by all-but-guaranteeing it ended up costing his team. That's one of those plays that he'll inevitably wish he could have back when he becomes the target of a colorful coach like Bruce Boudreau and a rant that displays all the symptoms of a Tourette's patient who is in the midst of a heart attack. There are certain times when you have to know you are going to be made an example of, and there's no better example of one of those times than gift wrapping a golden opportunity for a formidable rival during a tightly contested race for the divisional crown.
That being said, tough to blame him for immediately voicing his displeasure with the call. How is the ref supposed to know how out of line he was unless the guy he called for the infraction is so distraught by the decision that he literally throws his head back away from the play that he had already tripped someone in order to stop? Even the most guilty of parties will bitch about a penalty after the whistle has been blown, but feeling so strongly that you completely ignore any and all of your surroundings during live play? That's such a powerful declaration of innocence that the official just might feel inclined to take time out of his busy intermission to double check that he did - indeed - get it right the first time. Hell, if there wasn't video evidence being shot from literally every angle on the ice then I think that a jury of his peers could probably have been tricked into dismissing the charges.
Upon further review, there's no doubt that Ryan White had absolutely nothing to complain about. However, when you do something as stupid and unnecessary as take a penalty while trying to stop a Jordin Tootoo zone entry then the best you can hope to do is temporarily make a referee question his eyesight as he points to the net that you blatantly failed to protect.