He probably touched his left cheek on the way off the ice, which is the signal for faking.
His agent advised him to fake his way out of a game. Great strategy given his contract situation going into an offseason overloaded with FA goalies and goalies that could be traded instead of exposed in the draft. The post game IV was fake, too I would think.
Why would anyone let alone a veteran NHL player WANT to continue on in the sport playing a game for millions of dollars per year?