The NHL’s department of player safety announced on Monday that Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin and Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland were fined for an incident that took place in the third period of Sunday’s game. The Wild won the game 3-0.
Kunin was fined $1,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, while Ferland was given a $5,000 fine for spearing Minnesota’s Ryan Hartman on the bench.
“I could see it from Ferland’s standpoint,” Hartman said Monday. “He’s the kind of guy that runs on emotion. Stuff happens.”
The incident took place in front of the team benches just after Ferland finished a check on Minnesota’s Marcus Foligno.
You can see the entire sequence in the video above.
Ferland started the game by fighting Foligno just two minutes into the first period.
Game 2 of the best-of-five series will take place on Tuesday night (10:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN).