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Bob Hartley, Calgary coach, fined $50,000 by NHL

04/18/2015 06:01 EDT | Updated 07/06/2015 08:59 EDT
The National Hockey League announced Saturday that Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley has been fined $50,000 for his responsibility for the incident that took place with 1:17 remaining in regulation of the first-round playoff game in Vancouver on Friday, April 17. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the League.

Just after Vancouver's Radim Vrbata scored into an empty net with 2:01 remaining in the third period to give Vancouver a 4-1 lead, a series on on-ice confrontations took place between members of the Canucks and the Flames. Hartley was fined $25,000 for a similar incident during the 2013-14 regular season.

The fine money goes to the NHL Foundation.

In addition, the National Hockey League announced that the game misconduct assessed to Calgary Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland for instigating a fight in the last five minutes of regulation has been rescinded.

The Canucks and the Flames meet in Game 3 in Calgary Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern.

 

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