Saturday, January 18, 2014

Canucks-Flames Brawl, Ejections, Dressing Room Battle

Saturday's Canucks-Flames rivalry game turned hockey night into fight night in Canada. Referees Dave Jackson and Kyle Rehman and particularly linesmen Lonnie Cameron and John Grandt had their hands full as 21 penalties were handed out just two-seconds into the affair at Rogers Arena. When the dust finally settled, all 10 players on the ice received fighting majors, the first pair of combatants scored 10-minute misconducts and the remaining eight were ejected for supplemental duels. Summary of the penalties is below:

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


Gil Imber said...

Thank god Charlie was there..... Because Vanover didn't have a clue!!

Gil Imber said...

Why do you say that Tom?

Gil Imber said...

Because the plate umpire can wear any color he wants. The base umpires must match

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