Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Sunday’s game against the Washington Capitals at PNC Arena, the NHL announced Tuesday.
Brind’Amour was livid late in the game after a slashing call against Canes center Sebastian Aho. Following a holding penalty against the Canes’ Seth Jarvis, the slashing call gave the Caps 90 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage and had Brind’Amour yelling at the referees.
Washington did not score with the two-man advantage but moments later Dmitry Orlov’s power-play goal gave the Caps a 3-2 lead. Washington won 4-2 to move into solo first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Brind’Amour was calm during his postgame comments, saying, “It’s a tough way to end a game. It was a great game, great hockey game. ... It’s unfortunate. What are you going to do?”
Brind’Amour was fined $25,000 in August 2020 for criticizing the officiating during a double-overtime loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The fine money is turned over to the NHL Foundation.