Boston Bruin forward Shawn Thornton was fined for squirting water from the bench at Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban in Game 5 of their playoff series. Subban complained to the referees – no penalty was assessed at the time, but a $2820.52 fine was levied after the game.
That’s $2800 for the fine itself, plus $20 for the water bottle and 52 cents for the water. It would have been more costly if the water had caused Subban to melt.
Thornton apologized for the incident. Watch the whole thing here – it’s tough to see, but Thornton’s facial expressions after-the-fact are sort of tell-tale, don’t you think?