NHL Player Safety handed out a pair of high-sticking fines Sunday afternoon.

It was announced that both Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals and Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars were fined $5,000 for their respective incidents from Saturday's Stanley Cup Playoff slate. Each penalty is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. 

Kuznetsov got tangled up with Florida Panthers forward Noel Acciari after a whistle and clipped Acciari's chin with his stick blade. He was not assessed a penalty on the play as the Caps went on to win Game 3 6-1 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Benn delivered his high stick on Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane in the second period of Dallas' 4-2 victory Saturday night that put them up 2-1 in the series. He too was not penalized for the infraction.

Each will play Game 4 in their series Monday evening.