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Jake DeBrusk fined $5,000 for crosschecking Scott Mayfield

Sure, why not?

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins - Game Two Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

While there was plenty of rough stuff to go around in last night's second game of the Bruins-Islanders series, it appears that the NHL has decided one incident merited further action.

The league announced this afternoon that Jake DeBrusk has been fined $5,000 for crosschecking Scott Mayfield up high.

The play in question:

As the Tweet mentions, nothing was called on the play.

This probably should have been called a penalty, but given what was and wasn't called last night, who knows?

The crosschecking call on Brandon Carlo was absurd, but was a penalty on the ice.

This one would have been understandable, but it wasn't called.

Shortly thereafter, Travis Zajac got away with a similar punch/crosscheck to the back of Charlie McAvoy's head.

I suppose the take-home point here is that the officiating was wildly inconsistent across the board last night.

Maybe the NHL is going with a "if no one's happy, everyone's happy" approach.

Good times for all, except maybe for DeBrusk's wallet.