Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk fined $5K for hit on Isles’ Scott Mayfield

Apr 18, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) during the first period against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL fined Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk the maximum allowable $5,000 on Tuesday for cross-checking New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield.

The incident occurred at 13:04 of the third period during Boston’s 4-3 overtime loss on Monday in Game 2 of the second-round series.

They were jockeying for position in front of the New York net when DeBrusk hit Mayfield in the back of the head. He was not penalized on the play.

The series is tied 1-1 with Game 3 scheduled for Thursday night on Long Island.

DeBrusk, 24, has two goals and one assist in seven games this postseason. He registered 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 41 contests in the 2020-21 regular season.

Mayfield, 28, has a goal and three assists in eight games this postseason. He had 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 56 games in the regular season.

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