P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens argues with referee Eric Furlatt #27 after a third period altercation with Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins while on the bench during Game Five of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on May 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Canadians 4-2. Sunday, May 11, revealed Thornton has been fined.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Boston forward Shawn Thornton was fined more than $2,800 for squirting water from the bench at Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban in the final minute of their playoff game.
Thornton's actions came in a 4-2 victory Saturday night that gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead in the second-round series. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The fine of $2,820.52 is the maximum allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement with the union. The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.