Canucks coach John Tortorella has in-person hearing

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella had an in-person hearing with the NHL on Monday morning for his actions during a fight-filled tilt with the Flames on Saturday night on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

Vancouver bench boss had altercation with Flames during intermission Saturday

The Vancouver Canucks head coach goes after the Calgary Flames goalie coach after a scrappy first period. 1:17

John Tortorella had Round 2 on Monday, but this time his opponent wasn't the Calgary Flames. 

Instead, the Vancouver Canucks head coach had an in-person hearing in New York with the National Hockey League for his actions during a fight-filled tilt with the Flames on Saturday night on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada

Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman reported the hearing late Saturday.

Just two seconds in to the Canucks' 3-2 shootout win, all 10 skaters on the ice from either squad were involved in a brawl to kick off a truculent game. 

During the first intermission, CBC cameras captured an angry Tortorella trying to enter the Flames' locker room as tough guy Brian McGrattan pushed him back.

Calgary goaltender coach Clint Malarchuk came out of the Flames dressing room after Tortorella and McGrattan were separated. Malarchuk followed Tortorella, but was restrained by several members of Calgary's staff and McGrattan.

Tortorella could face a fine or suspension, or both if the league decides to take action.

In total, eight players were ejected from the game with a total of 152 penalty minutes handed out, to go along with 10 fighting majors.

With files from The Canadian Press


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