Is it just me, but I dont see the instigator for Smid. He skated over to him, and Nolan had the gloves off and was throwing first. Rule needs to go. Its bogus. It should be for players who are clearly jumped, and in this case its far from it.
Smid was there and saw the hit , a clean hit; and did a spur of the moment fight. I don't thinks the Zebs needed an instigator here. Now guys will drill somebody and the first person that stand up for the victim team gets punished. Besides Nolan punished Smid enough as Smid had no business dropping the gloves.