Colorado Avalanche Coach Marc Crawford was remorseful and apologetic for his Game 4 tirade that resulted in a $10,000 fine by the league Friday.
The fine was assessed after Crawford berated Detroit Coach Scotty Bowman and attempted to get to the Red Wings' bench during his team's 6-0 loss in the Western Conference finals Thursday night.
After Colorado forward Mike Keane slashed Detroit's Igor Larionov, Crawford climbed halfway up the glass that separates the benches to scream at Bowman. As his obscenity-laced tirade continued, he had to be physically restrained.
"He said, 'We got your guy,' " Bowman said. "I told him, 'This is a hockey game and let's just get it over with.' His eyes were coming out of his head, so I guess he was a little excited."