NEW YORK – Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda in NHL Game No. 549 in Denver on Thursday, Dec. 29, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 18:22 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round