Dubinsky was third man in - end o' story. Doesn't matter there were fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh men in after that.
But, yeah, I'd be pissed if that were a Dev, too.
It's a stupid call. Why don't we throw the third guy out in every scum when someone else jumps in because that happens every single game of the season?
The issue was Dubinsky wasn't even a clear third man in. As he goes to get involved and jump in...it becomes a pile up within half a second. And the thing about the third-man in rule is that I imagine it is there to avoid double team situations or unfair advantage where two guys are fighting or wrestling and someone just comes in and sucker punches you from the side. In this case, Carkner tackles Boyle out of nowhere and just hammers the living sh!t out of him with 20 straight punches. As a teammate, you are supposed to stand and watch Boyle get his ass kicked where he can't even defend himself without doing anything? It wasn't an even fight to begin with. It was a one man ass kicking. Just a sh!tty decision.
Edited by devilsrule33, 15 April 2012 - 09:09 AM.