Habs’ Brendan Gallagher fined $2,500 for sucker punch to Rangers’ Goodrow; “Bit of a sell job”

Gallagher fined.

Brendan Gallagher Barclay Goodrow
Nov 16, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) skates across the blue line defended by New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher was fined $2,500 by the NHL on Wednesday for his actions against New York Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow.

Gallagher was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct in the third period of Montreal’s 3-2 setback in New York on Tuesday.

“There was some acting going on there – a little bit of a sell job,” Gallagher said. “That’s what [Goodrow’s] about.”

Gallagher sucker punches Goodrow

You know this had to be some bad blood dating back to the Stanley Cup Final when Goodrow was on the Lightning.

If you watch the video closely, you can see Goodrow give a peek to the ref to see if he got the call.

Gallagher, 29, had an assist on Tuesday to boost his point total to eight (three goals, five assists) in 17 games this season.

He has recorded 365 points (190 goals, 175 assists) in 599 career games since being selected by the Canadiens in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media contributed to this report