Domi Fined $1,000 for Fan Skirmish

Associated Press

Toronto forward Tie Domi was fined the maximum $1,000 by the NHL on Friday for squirting water at fans from the penalty box before scuffling with a spectator who tumbled into the penalty box.

Domi wasn’t suspended for his actions during Thursday’s Maple Leafs’ 2-1 victory against the Flyers at Philadelphia.

After Domi was penalized early in the third period, he responded to taunts from the crowd by spraying water on a few fans who were sitting in the front row.


Chris Falcone, a 36-year-old concrete worker from Havertown, Pa., lunged toward Domi and landed on the glass partition separating fans from the box. The partition collapsed, and Falcone fell into the box.


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