Fighting Major Penalty - 5 Minutes
|Full-scale NHL line brawl kicks off Canadian rivalry game.|
CGY - Ladislav Smid (fought Kevin Bieksa)*
CGY - Brian McGrattan (fought Tom Sestito)^
CGY - Blair Jones (fought Dale Weise)*
CGY - Chris Butler (fought Jason Garrison)*
CGY - Kevin Westgarth (fought Kellan Lain)*`
VAN - Kevin Bieksa (fought Ladislav Smid)*
VAN - Tom Sestito (fought Brian McGrattan)^
VAN - Dale Weise (fought Blair Jones)*
VAN - Jason Garrison (fought Chris Butler)*
VAN - Kellan Lain (fought Kevin Westgrath)*
^Also received a Misconduct - 10 Minutes penalty.
*Also received a Game Misconduct - 10 Minutes and Ejection.
`Also received a Roughing minor penalty - 2 minutes.
Video: Line brawl inaugurates the Canucks-Flames game right after referee drops the puck (CBC)
Canucks head coach John Tortorella escalated the situation backstage during the first intermission, crossing over from Vancouver's clubhouse to Calgary's half of the floor.
Video: Tortorella scrums with Flames in front of Calgary's dressing room (CBC)
Wrap: Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks, 1/18/13