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The NHL fined Boston Bruins players Brad Marchand and Derek Forbort $5,000 every for incidents that occurred for the length of Sport 2 of their first-spherical playoff collection in opposition to the Carolina Hurricanes, the league announced Thursday. Those $5,000 fines are the ideal allowed below the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement. 

Marchand’s incident occurred as he was heading to the aim with a small over two minutes left within the 2nd length. The four-time All-Star had two defenders on him, but he managed to hit the puck previous one among them and toward the aim. The shot are trying was saved by Hurricanes goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov, although. 

After Kochetkov made the set, Marchand hit him on the chest alongside with his stick and started skating toward the puck all yet again. Kochetkov then made contact with Marchand, making him give up. They had been both visibly upset, but an legit bought in between them sooner than it escalated to far more. Both players bought minor penalties for slashing.

The 2nd incident occurred within the third quarter on the 2: 53 designate. Forbort swung his stick and hit Carolina forward Teuvo Teravainen within the face while making a sprint to defenseman Tony DeAngelo. Forbort then bought a four-minute double-minor penalty for excessive-sticking.

Carolina indirectly claimed a 5-2 victory at PNC Arena to take a 2-0 collection lead. Sport 3 will take articulate in Boston on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. 

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