Boynton was given a game misconduct penalty after spearing
Ribeiro during the second period of the Canadien's 3-0 win
Thursday. The NHL said Boynton made an "inappropriate, threatening
gesture" toward Ribeiro.
"I was just trying to spark the team a little bit," Boynton
said after the game. "We weren't playing very well. Things didn't
seem to be going our way."
Boynton will miss Saturday's game against the New York