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Tortorella fined $25k for conduct during media availability

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella was fined $25,000 for his conduct during a media availability following Game 5 of his team's first-round loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL announced on Tuesday.

Tortorella walked out after 40 seconds, saying he didn't want to address "the touchy, feely stuff, and the moral victories and all that."

Columbus lost to Tampa in five games, including in Game 1 following five overtimes.

Tortorella's fine money will go to the NHL Foundation.

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Islanders’ Trotz passes Arbour for 4th on all-time wins list

Barry Trotz moved into fourth place on the NHL's all-time wins list after the New York Islanders defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 at KeyBank Center on Monday.

The 56-year-old Islanders coach secured his 783rd career victory to move past Al Arbour.

Trotz sits 461 wins back of all-time leader Scotty Bowman but isn't far behind Ken Hitchcock, who entered Monday in third with 832 victories.

Now in his 20th season as an NHL bench boss, Trotz secured 557 wins with the Nashville Predators and another 205 with the Washington Capitals.

After winning his first Stanley Cup with the Capitals last season, Trotz resigned because of a contract dispute. He was hired by the Islanders in June.

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