Skip to main content

NHL fines Ference $2,500 for obscene gesture @NHLdotcom

BOSTON (AP) - The NHL has fined Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference $2,500 for making an obscene gesture to the crowd in Montreal.

The team disclosed the fine on Friday.

Ference raised the middle finger of his left glove after his goal cut the Canadiens' lead to 3-2 midway through the second period on Thursday night. The Bruins won 5-4 in overtime to even the series at 2-2. Game 5 is in Boston on Saturday night.

Ference said Friday he made the gesture while trying to pump his glove to celebrate the goal. He apologized Thursday night about the way it looked. Coach Claude Julien said Friday he believes his player's explanation.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.