Capitals’ Kuznetsov Fined $5,000 For High-Sticking Panthers’ Acciari In Game 3

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday afternoon that center Evgeny Kuznetsov has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking center Noel Acciari in the Washington Capitals’ 6-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 3 of the best-of-seven first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Saturday.

The incident occurred during a stoppage of play where Kuznetsov sticked Acciari in the jaw. Afterward, Acciari went ballistic. No penalty was assessed on the play.

The money will go to the NHL Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The Capitals lead the series 2-1 heading into Game 4 at Capital One Arena on Monday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, TBS nationally).

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Capitals’ Kuznetsov Fined $5,000 For High-Sticking Panthers’ Acciari In Game 3

  1. Anonymous says:

    They always catch the last act. Keep your cool Kuzy!

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