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P.K. Subban ‘pretty upset’ after being squirted with water

05.10.14 at 11:03 pm ET
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It had been three games since the did-he-duck controversy involving P.K. Subban and Shawn Thornton, which means we were way overdue.

The flames were stoked again in Game 5, as Subban accused Thornton of squirting water at him late in the game. With less than a minute to go in the Bruins’ 4-2 win, Subban circled back to the Bruins’ bench after a whistle and confronted Thornton. NBC’s Pierre McGuire, who was sitting one seat over between the benches, reported on the broadcast that Subban said Thornton squirted him in the face.

Subban elaborated when asked about the incident after the game.

“With Thorty, I don’€™t know if it was him, but somebody had squirted water twice at the end of the game there,” Subban said. “Hit me in the visor. I couldn’€™t even see the last minute and a half out there. I was pretty upset about that.”

Subban insisted he didn’t want the incident to become a big story, but nonetheless noted that it would be if the roles were reversed.

“I’€™m sure if that was me that did it, it would be a different story,” Subban said. “Probably be on the news for the next three days. But I don’€™t expect that to be a story. Whatever it takes to win, right?”

Thornton was not made available to the media after the game, while Bruins coach Claude Julien said he didn’t see the incident.

“I didn’t see that,” Julien said. “I’ve heard the same thing about that. I certainly don’t support those kinds of things, but I didn’t see it, so I can’t comment more than that.”

Here is video of the whole incident:

And here is a GIF (via @myregularface on Twitter) in which you can briefly see the water, although it’s unclear if it actually hits Subban in the face:

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