When did Carbonneau become such an angel? Regardless of the situation when you hit someone from behind even if it's from taunting or anything else its a cowardly act. There is always the next shift that you can legally hit the person. Plus, do you really think the league would actually suspend a player because of that? I never even gave it a second thought.
Remember The Canadiens are the last team from Canada in the playoffs.
Have teams in the playoffs from big market cities, only helps the league.