Subban Gets Sprayed

Kylee Hurley, Writer

During Game 5 of the Bruins playoff game Saturday, Bostons defenseman, Shawn Thorton sprayed his water bottle on P. K Subban as he skated by during the third period.

It happened so quickly that most people watching the game didn’t notice what happened until almost a day later.

It was reported by Subban and other officials that he had been squirted twice, and had trouble seeing during the rest of his shift on the ice.

During an interview with freshman Katy Smith, she stayed optimistic for the Bruins.

“I was watching the game, and didn’t even see what happened. It just looked like Thorton was sharing words with Subban, like Lucic had earlier in the game. Although it isn’t right for Thorton to do, I still have faith in the team,” she said.

Thorton was fined $2,820.52 for his actions, which will go to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund will essentially go towards retired NHL players who are in need of money.

Nadia Havens who is also a freshman was glad to hear that the fines went to something useful.

“It’s sad to hear that some NHL players were left broke during the 70’s and 80’s. It must make the current players in the league feel like their bad  playing choices are going towards something useful,” she stated.

During several interviews Subban seemed more focused on winning game six in Canada on May 12th than the incident with Thorton during Saturday’s game.

Currently the Bruins are leading the series 3-2 against the Montreal Canadians, and are going into game six Monday at 7:30 PM ET.

After the incident on Saturday Thorton did not take questions from the media, but apologized for his actions and claimed to be caught in the moment.

This is not the first time Thorton has paid fines during his time in the NHL. On December 7th while playing the Penguins, Thorton punched Brooks Orpik while he was already down on the ice. He not only had to pay a fine of $84,615.45, but had a 15 game suspension as well.

Despite his unsportsmanlike conduct Thorton will be playing in tonight’s playoff game, and Franklin High Students are ready for a win.