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A Game 3 that saw the Bruins and Hurricanes combine for nearly 50 minutes in penalties has come with a pair of $5,000 fines, both to members of the Bruins, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Thursday.
With their first order of business, the league hit Brad Marchand with a $5,000 fine for his slash on Hurricanes netminder Pyotr Kochetkov. Marchand’s slash occurred at the end of a skirmish between the two, and following Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour’s postgame comments subtly accusing the Bruins of targeting his team’s goaltenders.
Marchand and Kochetkov get into it.. end up with matching minors for slashing. pic.twitter.com/icqgF5AUfg— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) May 5, 2022
The league did not fine Kochetkov for his involvement in the dust up.
But the NHL Department of Player Safety wasn’t done with the B’s, as they also hit Bruins defenseman Derek Forbort with a $5,000 fine for high-sticking the Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen.
Derek Forbort whacks Teravainen in the face, gets 4 mins for high sticking. #TakeWarning #ItsAllOfUs pic.twitter.com/GTkAKGSUqo— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) May 5, 2022
The incident was called as a penalty on the ice.
The Bruins will look to avoid going down three games to none when the series shifts to Boston on Friday night.
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