May 12, 2014 11:30 am

Henrik Lundqvist squirts water in Sidney Crosby’s face

WATCH: Sidney Crosby get a face full of water compliments of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist

TORONTO – Hockey players looking to harass opponents during the 2014 NHL Playoffs have apparently chosen the water bottle as their tool to antagonize.

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Just as Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thorton was issued a fine after spraying Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban twice in the same game, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist also got in on the action against Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Just after the final whistle blew in the second period of Game 6 between the Rangers and Penguins, “King Henrik” skated past a scrum of players and casually sprayed his water bottle into the face of star forward Sidney Crosby.

Lundqvist could face sanctions from the NHL similar to the $2,820.52 fine — the maximum allowed under this collective bargaining agreement — issued to Thorton for his watery ambush on Subban.

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The incidents have made their way to social media where the hashtags #watergate and #waterbottlegate were trending on Twitter.

Coincidentally, both the Bruins and the Rangers went on to win following the water bottle antics.

WATCH: PK Subban gets sprayed by Bruins forward Shawn Thornton during live game action

The Bruins and Canadiens will face-off for Game 6 Monday with Boston leading the series 3-2, while the Rangers have come from behind to force a Game 7 against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Below is more social media reaction to what’s being called the NHL’s “watergate.”

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