The National Hockey League fined Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness $25,000 for his actions behind the bench at the conclusion of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Blues, as tweeted Monday from the NHL public relations account.
Officials handed Dallas two back-to-back penalties in the last 90 seconds of the game, which led to the Blues scoring twice en route to a 2-1 victory. Cameras showed Bowness slamming a stick against the glass behind the Stars bench and seemingly yelling an expletive in the direction of the officials.
The $25,000 figure is becoming the standard amount for outbursts from head coaches. Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Rod Brind’Amour can attest to that, having been fined that amount multiple times over the past few years.
Per the press release from the NHL, the fine money goes to the NHL Foundation.