I get what you are saying but I still don't like the way they call it and I don't think Clarkson was over the top theatrically. Either there was an infraction that would cause a player to lose his balance/momentum in some way or it was a dive. I'd much rather see it called one or the other. That reeked of a make up call for Tampa Bay taking dumb penalties in the 3rd.
Yea I agree. He was hooked up high, lost his balance as he was pulled and fell backwards. I didn't see any embellishment other than that Clarkson didn't get up right away which would make it seem as though he was a little too presumptuous that the call would certainly be made.