On Friday, the NHL announced that Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was fined $2,500for raising his middle finger at the Montreal crowd in Thursday night's Game 4 after scoring a goal.
For his part, Ference said he had no intention of making the obscene gesture.
"It looks awful; I just saw it," he said of the replay. "I can assure you that's not part of my repertoire. I think my glove got caught up. I can assure you that's not part of who I am or what I ever have been. It looks awful. I admit it and I completely apologize to how it looks. I was putting my fist in the air. I'm sorry. It does look awful. I don't know what else to say."