NHL fines Canadiens' Phillip Danault $5K for tripping

NEW YORK -- Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was fined $5,000 for a dangerous trip against Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad.

Danault tripped Ekblad with about 2½ minutes remaining in Montreal's 5-3 win at Florida on Friday night. Danault was given a roughing penalty on the play. The NHL announced the fine Saturday.