Rod Brind’Amour fined $25,000 for actions in Capitals-Hurricanes game

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Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour was fined $25,000 for “inappropriate conduct” in the third period of a game against the Capitals on Sunday, Nov. 28. 

Brind’Amour was upset about a few late game penalties, notably a slashing call on Sebastian Aho, that gave the Capitals a 5-on-3 advantage. 

While they didn’t score on the two-man advantage, they quickly scored on a 5-on-4 powerplay after the first penalty (on Seth Jarvis) had expired. That goal was the game-winner in a 3-2 victory.

The league noted that the fine money goes to the NHL Foundation. Brind’Amour was also fined $25,000 in August 2020 for criticizing officials after a loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs.