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Henrik Lundqvist fined $5,000 by NHL for squirting water on Crosby

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 US for emptying his water bottle onto Sidney Crosby while the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was involved in a scrum in front of the New York net.

Rangers goalie sprayed Penguins captain during Game 6 Sunday

Click on this image to watch game 7 of the playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers starting at 7:00 p.m.. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 US after he sprayed the Penguins' Sidney Crosby with water while Crosby was down on the ice in Game 6 on Sunday night. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 US for emptying his water bottle onto Sidney Crosby while the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was involved in a scrum in front of the New York net.

After the buzzer sounded following the second period of Game 6 on Sunday night, Lundqvist casually skated behind Crosby and sprayed him with water while Crosby was down on the ice. No penalty was called.

The National Hockey League punished Lundqvist on Monday night for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The teams will meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. New York is trying to complete its first comeback from a 3-1 series deficit.

Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton received a maximum fine of $2,820.52 on Sunday for squirting water at Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban in Game 5 of that series. Lundqvist's fine is greater because of his higher salary.

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