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NHL punishes Rangers' Panarin for throwing glove at Marchand

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New York Rangers winger Artemi Panarin will pay a price for letting Brad Marchand get under his skin Friday.

The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Panarin $5,000 -- the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement -- for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The incident happened late in the Rangers' game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden when Panarin threw his glove at Marchand from New York's bench.

Marchand brushed off the bizarre moment after the game with a wry answer.

""We were just asking each other how Thanksgiving dinner was and he didn't like what I ate," Marchand said.

It's unclear what Marchand actually said to Panarin, but Panarin's teammate, Ryan Strome, seemed to understand why the Rangers forward lashed out.

"No comment," Strome said, via ESPN.com. "It will all come out one day."

Panarin's Rangers got the last laugh Friday, beating the Bruins 5-2 to improve to 13-4-3 on the season.