Lucic fined $5,000 for gesture in Montreal

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic, left, reacts as he is escorted off the ice by linesman Michel Cormier after receiving a penalty near the end of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, in Montreal. The NHL has fined Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal.

Lucic taunted the crowd and then mimicked raising the Stanley Cup while entering the penalty box in Boston’s 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He did not speak to the media after the game.

Lucic has not been well-liked in Montreal since last year’s playoffs, when he threatened Dale Weise in the handshake line after the Canadiens eliminated the Bruins in seven games.

He picked up a boarding penalty with 80 seconds left in Thursday night’s game, then was given a misconduct for complaining to the officials. He also flexed his muscles to the Bell Centre crowd from the penalty box.

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