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New York Rangers' Brian Boyle (22) and Ottawa Senators' Zenon Konopka (28) fight for control of the puck during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in New York.

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The NHL fined the Ottawa Senators $10,000 and forward Zenon Konopka $2,500 for Konopka's conduct prior to Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers.

Konopka was fined for his verbal abuse directed at a New York Rangers player conducting a live television interview nearby during pregame warm-ups. The $2,500 fine is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

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