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NHL fines Capitals’ Anthony Mantha, Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal

May 11, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Mantha (39) skates with the puck as Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen (58) defends in the third period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
May 11, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Mantha (39) skates with the puck as Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen (58) defends in the third period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals forward Anthony Mantha and Carolina Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal have been fined $5,000 by the NHL for their recent actions, the league’s Department of Player Safety announced on Saturday.

The fines are the maximum allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement.

Mantha was fined for goaltender interference on Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins during an incident at 13:29 of the third period on Friday. Mantha was assessed a minor penalty for goaltender interference.

The Capitals dropped a 4-1 decision and trail 3-1 in the best-of-seven first-round series.

Staal was fined for a dangerous trip on Nashville forward Luke Kunin with 5:55 remaining in the second period on Friday. Staal was whistled for a tripping penalty in the Hurricanes’ 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Predators.

Carolina holds a 2-1 edge in the series.

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–Field Level Media