Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton was fined $2,820.52 by the NHL on Sunday for doing something during Saturday night’s win over the Montreal Canadiens that all of our coaches and parents had to remind us not to do during youth sports — play with the water bottles. With less than a minute remaining in Game 5, Thornton squirted PK Subban with water.
“I obviously got caught up in the moment,” Thornton said, via ESPNBoston.com. “I’ll pay the fine and obviously agree with what the league does there. I’ll pay the fine and move on. I’m sorry that the silly incident kind of overshadowed how my teammates played, the great win and how good the series has been.”
Thornton didn’t seem sorry right after the squirt.
Bruins coach Claude Julien, who declined to comment on the incident after Saturday’s game, said on Sunday that he “can’t support” what Thornton did and that the enforcer will have to own up to it. Subban said that the squirting incident affected his ability to be able to see during the last minute-plus of the game.
“With Thorty, I don’t know if it was him, but someone had squirted water twice at the end of the game in my visor and I couldn’t even see for a minute and a half,” Subban said. “I was pretty upset about that, but that is part of the game.”
Now, children, let’s all play nice.
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