I wonder what the announcers were watching before the whistle, it was Cole that got run into the boards, not Pacioretty. Pacioretty was sticking up for Cole, it wasn't about Kunitz, or anyone else going after Pacioretty.
I gave Kunitz the win here because all Pacioretty did was try and make the fight a draw! He did nothing to enhance the fight, he only threw two punches that did not land! Anyone who said that he won was obviously a Canadiens fan!
Retard announcers...that was a bit of a blind-side hit on Erik Cole, not someone hitting Patchy for a previous hit. Patchy stands up for Erik after a questionable hit. Unfortunately, although strong as a horse, patchy doesn't really know how to fight...but does a good job of tying Kunitz up and avoiding the shots.
How can anyone watching this think Kunitz won? Pacioretty was just asserting his will. It's clear he was too strong for Kunitz who could not even get his arms free. Pacioretty even tried to call the fight early rather than embarass Kunitz. Lucky for Kunitz, Pacioretty wasn't looking to hurt him.