Henrik Lundqvist fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct
The NHL has fined Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for squirting Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby with his water bottle.
The incident took place in Game 6 of the teams' playoff series after a confrontation between the squads at end of the second period. As Lundqvist skated off the ice, he unleashed a good amount of water from his water bottle into Crosby's face.
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Game 6.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 13, 2014
A day earlier, Boston's Shawn Thornton was fined more than $2,800 for a similar incident from the bench on Montreal's P.K. Subban.
The $5,000 fine handed down to Lundqvist is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement without requiring a phone hearing.
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