Not surpised - had to know this was coming.
And it makes sense - the Bruins are saying Horton will be out for the rest of the series, so now Rome will be out for the rest of the series. NHL did the math right on this one and did what they thought was best.
Don't think this should be labelled as a blindside hit though - Rome was suspended because of the severity of Horton's injury and the fact it was a pretty late check on a play where Rome probably should have recognized the vulnerability and let up a little.
And, maybe the NHL is making up for not suspending Burrows too, as well as tone tempers down a little.
Rome will be missed, he's a warrior and had a good playoff. Now its time for Ballard to step up and earn that 4 mil paycheck. All the best to Horton and his recovery as well.
"Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won."
- The Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815.