Boston Bruins

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - APRIL 25: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins talks to linesman Ryan Galloway #82 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 25, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Bruins center David Krejci has been hit with the maximum fine allowed for his Game 4 slash to Islanders center Mat Barzal, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Sunday.

Krejci’s cup-check to Barzal came after receiving a handful of cross checks to the kidneys from Barzal, and with the temperature certainly raised to a boiling point in an already-hot tilt between the B’s and Isles.

Speaking after the loss, Krejci was not a fan of what he felt were some extra theatrics from Barzal.

“Obviously wasn’t happy about it,” Krejci said of the run-in with Barzal. “He went down pretty easily, but, it is what it is.”