NHL fines Lundqvist for squirting Crosby

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/12/2014 8:42 pm

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NHL fined New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist $5,000 on Monday for squirting Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby in the face with water during Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

As a scrum broke out in front of the Rangers' net at the end of the second period, Lundqvist skated past the pile and sprayed water in the face of Crosby, who was tangled up in the melee.

Lundqvist was not assessed a penalty on the play and went on to post 36 saves in a 3-1 win for the Rangers to force a Game 7 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Boston's Shawn Thornton received a $2,820 fine on Sunday for squirting Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban in the face with water during Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal set.

Both players were fined the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. Lundqvist's fine was higher because he makes more than Thornton.

The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.

76° Clear Feels Like: 76° F
High: 81° F
Low: 65° F
Wind: SE 15 mph

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: WXXV TV Attn: Bobby Edwards 14351 Highway 49 Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228-831-5200 Email: bedwards@wxxv25.com or Donna Ingram Phone: 228-831-5201 Email: dkgingram@wxxv25.com. To view our public file, visit the 'About WXXV' link at the top of this page. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or fccinfo@fcc.gov.

Copyright © 2015 WXXV-TV and Morris Networks of MS All Rights Reserved