Bruins' David Krejci fined $5K for slashing Islanders' Mathew Barzal

NHL profile photo on Boston Bruins player David Krejci, from Czech Republic, at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Fri., Feb.21, 2020. (Larry MacDougal/CP)

Boston Bruins centre David Krejci has been fined $5,000 -- the maximum amount allowed under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement -- for slashing New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal during Game 4 of their second-round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The play occurred in the second period of Saturday's game, when Krejci seemingly hit Barzal in the groin with his stick. He was assessed a major penalty, but it was reduced to a two-minute slashing minor after review.

Barzal scored the game-winning goal for the Islanders in the following period, as New York beat Boston 4-1 to tie the series at two games apiece.

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