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Senators’ Smith, Lightning’s Kucherov fined $5,000 each

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning argues his overtime crosschecking penalty against Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on February 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Lightning defeated the Islanders 1-0 in the shoot-out.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Zack Smith of the Ottawa Senators and Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been fined $5,000 each Saturday for rough play during separate games.

The NHL said Smith was disciplined for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Marcus Pettersson. The infraction came during the second period of Pittsburgh’s 5-3 home victory.

Kucherov was fined for a dangerous trip of New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield during the first period. Tampa Bay won 1-0 in a shootout.

Both players drew minor penalties during the Friday night games. The fines are the maximum allowed under the labor agreement, with the money going to a player assistance fund.