Notifications

Video

Flames, Canucks brawl off opening faceoff

As soon as the puck dropped between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday, the two clubs engaged in a line brawl in a violent opening few seconds.

2 clubs square off as puck drops

The gloves drop at the first drop of the puck. 6:16

There were probably more left and right hooks thrown than shots on goal.

The penalty box seemingly had more foot traffic than the ice surface itself. Almost more players made their way to the dressing room in the first period than during the intermission.

No, this was not a typical start to a hockey game. 

As soon as the puck dropped between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday, the two clubs engaged in a line brawl in a violent opening few seconds. 

There were a few more tense moments in what was more of a melee than a hockey game also, including Canucks coach John Tortorella getting into it with the Flames in the hallway during the intermission.

What do you think of what happened? Will the league step in? Discuss the incidents below.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.