By Joe Haggerty
BOSTON -- Andrew Ference didn't buy what Jeff Halpern was selling.
Ference collided with the Canadiens' forward midway through the third period of the Bruins' 4-3 overtime win over Montreal. Replays showed Ference's shoulder struck Halpern's head, and Hapern remained on the ice for several moments before being helped off.
Halpern returned to action later in the period.
Ference indicated after the game that Halpern likely embellished his reaction to being hit in an attempt to draw a penalty.
"It's an emotional time when you're out there," Ference said. "If you think you're going to get a call, the temptation to stay down and try to make it seem worse is big. It's a big temptation and some guys will take it."
Multiple reports say that Ference will have a disciplinary hearing call with the NHL at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Ference was fined 2,500 for an obscene gesture he made after scoring a goal in Game 4 at the Bell Centre.