Bruins' Lucic fined $5,000 for Game 1 spear

Apr 19, 1:55 PM

Judgement has come down on Milan Lucic for his Game 1 spear on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser. 

Lucic likely won't miss the cash that much and is fortunate it wasn't the regular season, as he may have faced stiffer punishment. 

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Apr 19, 3:22 PM

Bruins' Lucic fined $5,000 for spear: 'I think I've only done that three times'

Apr 19, 3:22 PM

While the Boston Bruins dropped the first game of their first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 on Friday, forward Milan Lucic ended up being the biggest story of the night. 

Lucic speared Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser in the dying seconds of the second period and was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Saturday morning.

When asked about the incident by reporters, Lucic did a quick count of similar incidents in his head. Yes, he remembers these things. 

"I think I've only done that three times," he said, adding: "I believe in playing within the rules. For me, I definitely won’t be heading down that road again."

While he maintains it's something that won't happen again, he told The Boston Globe: "It’s just funny — I never do that, I haven’t done that, but unfortunately I've done it twice in the last little bit here."

DeKeyser is probably hoping Lucic ends the spearing count at three.

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Apr 19, 12:51 PM

Kypreos: Fine expected for Bruins' Lucic after Game 1 spear

Apr 19, 12:51 PM

Milan Lucic's spear of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser late in the second period of Game 1 didn't escape the cameras, and now it looks as though he may not be able to avoid a fine. 

Lucic's actions were about as blatant as it gets and even though the NHL has a history of leniency in the playoffs, it's hard to imagine he won't receive some sort of supplemental discipline.   

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Apr 18, 9:27 PM

GIF: Milan Lucic's cheap shot on DeKeyser in dying seconds of 2nd period

Apr 18, 9:27 PM

In the dying seconds of the second period between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, Milan Lucic took a cheap shot at defenseman Danny DeKeyser.

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Of course, Dekeyser had significant trouble getting to the bench and walked gingerly to the dressing room. This is only Game 1.