San Jose Sharks’ Kurtis Gabriel, Bob Boughner fined

Mar 22, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Kurtis Gabriel (29) fights against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid (56) during the first period during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks forward Kurtis Gabriel and head coach Bob Boughner were both fined by the NHL on Tuesday.

Gabriel, 27, was docked $3,017.24 — the maximum allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement — for cross-checking Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid prior to Monday’s game.

The former teammates with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League later dropped the gloves midway in the first period.

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Boughner was assessed a $5,000 fine following Gabriel’s actions in pregame warmups.

The Sharks snapped a four-game winless skid (0-3-1) with a 2-1 victory over the Kings on Monday.

–Field Level Media