This is simply inexcusable. That's just a blatant hit from behind. Not only did it draw blood, but it also appeared to knock the player on the receiving end of it unconscious. I just don't understand how you miss that call. How do you allow that player to stay in the game? Absolutely absurd that he didn't face supplemental discipline after such a dangerous play that the league has "supposedly" been making a concerted effort to keep out of the game.
That paragraph above is how I would have responded if I were trying to guess the outcome of that play from the incensed reaction of John Tortorella. If Roman Polak wasn't assessed a 5 minute major, didn't get immediately tossed from the game, and did manage to avoid the two game suspension that he's now serving then that blurb above would make perfect sense.
Instead I am just sitting here wondering why Torts was approximately three and half expletives away from popping blood vessels in both eyeballs. I shudder to think of the stroke he undoubtedly would have had if the referee's decision didn't put him his team in the best possible scenario. He looked like he was fighting through the world's worst case of constipation when sitting on a 5 minute man advantage, so it's probably not out of the question to think he would have actually shit himself if it was only a double minor. I get sticking up for your injured player, but - short of superhuman heroics - I am not sure how else the ref was supposed to appease the dead animal living in John Tortorella's rectum.
I can't imagine we'll ever get to the point where officials have the ability to retract powerplays from ungrateful head coaches. However, if that's the way Tortorella is going to react to being on the right side of game changing penalties then I'll be damned if he's not going to have referees dreaming of the possibility. At the very least they should be allowed to wear ear plugs during Blue Jackets' games if every whistle is going to get them an ass chewing that would be too explicit for the front page of PornHub.