New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was fined $20,000 by the NHL for his post-game rant Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Money from the fine, announced Friday, goes into the NHL Foundation.
Tortorella was unhappy with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik's knee-on-knee hit on Rangers center Derek Stepan, which resulted in a five-minute major late in the third period of a 5-2 Pittsburgh win.
The Rangers coach called it "a cheap, dirty hit."
"It's just ... I wonder what would happen if we did this to their two whining stars over there," Tortorella continued. "I wonder what would happen, so I'm anxious to see what happens with the league with this. Just no respect amongst players, none. It's sickening."
Tortorella called the Penguins "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."
"They whine about this stuff all the time and look what happens," he said. "But they'll whine about something else over there, won't they."
In January, Tortorella was fined $30,000 for comments he made after the Winter Classic when he wondered if NBC "got together" with officials "to turn this into an overtime game."
The Rangers won that game, 3-2, when Henrik Lundqvist stopped Philadelphia's Danny Briere on a penalty shot with 19.6 seconds remaining.