NEW YORK -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton in NHL Game No. 748 in San Jose on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 0:20 of the first period. Boll received a minor penalty under Rule 48 (Illegal Check to the Head).
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