A tough loss for the Boston Bruins in Game 5 and a tough loss for the Bruins the day after.
Just a couple of minutes after the league announced that Bruins' head coach Bruce Cassidy had been fined for criticizing the referees, now Bruins' forward Nick Ritchie is in a bit of trouble.
The NHL Department of Player Safety has reviewed Ritchie's elbow last night on New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield and handed down a punishment.
RItchie has been fined $5k for the elbow.
What do you think of the league's decision?
Boston Bruins forward Nick Ritchie has been fined $5,000 (the maximum allowable under the CBA) for elbowing #Isles defender Scott Mayfield. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/3F9qakCeoB
— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) June 8, 2021