NEW YORK -- New Jersey Devils forward Eric Boulton has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing New York Rangers forward Mike Rupp in NHL Game No. 737 in New Jersey on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 2:34 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.
— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday