NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen in NHL Game No. 388 in Pittsburgh on Monday, Dec. 5, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 3:19 of the first period. Marchand was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals