Anaheim Ducks coach Greg Cronin was hit with a steep fine for his outburst near the end of the second period of his club’s 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, Oct. 30. Friday, the NHL hit the first-year Ducks coach with a $25,000 fine.
Anaheim scored a late goal that would have given them a 3-1 lead. However, the referees immediately waived it off due to goalie interference. Cronin challenged the call, which was upheld.
In addition to the Ducks penalty for an unsuccessful challenge (Delay of Game), Cronin was assessed a two-minute minor for his initial reaction. The extra penalty gave the Penguins a two-man advantage for a full two minutes.
Evgeni Malkin scored the game-tying goal, and the teams ended the second period tied, 2-2. After the goal, Cronin was given a Game Misconduct penalty for what he said to officials.
Anaheim won on a shorthanded breakaway goal by Mason McTavish with 13 seconds remaining.