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Henrik Lundqvist fined $5,000 for squirting Sidney Crosby with water bottle

 Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers takes a drink in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014 in New York City.
Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers takes a drink in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014 in New York City.
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There have yet to be any eliminations in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but there have still been plenty of waterworks.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday night that New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The fine stems from his actions at the end of the second period of Sunday’s game six against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After the horn had sounded, several players from both teams became involved in a scrum in front of the Rangers net.; a scrum that began when Penguins captain Sidney Crosby speared Rangers forward Dominic Moore. While Crosby was involved in the fracas, Lundqvist casually skated by and squirted the superstar with his water bottle.

No penalty was assessed to Lundqvist on the play. The Swedish netminder was also the only player to receive supplemental discipline. The $5,000 fine was the largest amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement without requiring a phone hearing.

This was not the only water-squirting-related incident of this round, however. On Sunday, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton was fined for squirting Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban as he skated by the Boston bench during Saturday’s contest. On May 5th, Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry was also seen squirting water into Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter’s glove, but was not disciplined for the incident.

The Rangers and Penguins square off Tuesday night in an all-decisive game seven. The puck is set to drop at 7p.m. ET.