Montreal Canadiens forward Erik Cole has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry in NHL Game No. 1008 in Edmonton on Thursday, March 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 11:48 of the second period. Cole was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff