At 8:30 of the third period, Ference appeared to clip a forechecking Halpern with his right arm. Halpern went down and required assistance to skate to the dressing room. Halpern returned to the bench at 8:43 of the third.
Just last week, Ference had a call with Murphy regarding the middle finger he flashed in Game 3. Ference was fined $2,500.