If anyone can find a video link to post in here, I'd appreciate it (this story at TSN has a highlight clip), because there's one question that nags at me coming out of this incident: Why, after driving Nichol into the goalpost and hearing the play whistled dead, does Spacek just stand there looking down the ice? You'd think he'd keep an eye on Nichol, first to see if he was OK, second to see if he was going to come after him like he did. At the very least he should have expected a standoff and some face-washing from his opponent.
That said, of course Nichol deserves a suspension. He was angry, and let his emotions get the better of him for a couple moments. It happens to a lot of players, and they get a game (or five) suspension as a result. When the word comes down, he should sit down and not fight it.