The Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand and Derek Forbort were each fined the maximum $5,000 Thursday for their actions in Wednesday night’s Game 2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The NHL levied the fine on Marchand for slashing backup goalie Pyotr Kochetkov and Forbort for high sticking Teuvo Teravainen.
Kochetkov was between the pipes after starting goalie Antti Raanta had to leave the game following a collision with Boston’s David Pastrnak. Kochetkov was hit with a slashing minor on the play with Marchand but was not fined.
Forbort got four minutes for his high stick. Forbort had eight penalty minutes in all, including roughing at the end of the game.
The Bruins had 28 PIM to Carolina’s 18. The Hurricanes had nine power plays, converting on two.
Carolina leads the Eastern Conference first-round series 2-0. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston.
–Field Level Media