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Flyers Coach Peter Laviolette Fined $10,000 Due To Actions In Pittsburgh Game

The NHL announced on Monday that Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has been fined $10,000 due to actions late in the Flyers' 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Laviolette, furious about the Penguins decision to send out tough guys against his team late in the game which resulted in Danny Briere's injury and a brawl, got into a shouting match with Pittsburgh's assistant coach Tony Granato. That is, after Laviolette had taken Maxime Talbot's stick and broken it over the partition between the team's benches.

After the game, Laviolette called the move by Penguins coach Dan Bylsma sending out his checking line when he "gutless."

"Those guys hadn't played in 12 minutes, that's a gutless move by their coach," said Laviolette. "It's gutless."

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