The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames got off to a vicious start when the game began with a full-on line brawl. It was expected that this would happen when both teams started their 4th lines and Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa took the opening face off. The two teams racked up 142 PIMs in 2 seconds, creating an insane stat sheet.
Flames head coach Bob Hartley and Canucks head coach John Tortorella were jawing at each other and that led to Tortorella going to the Flames locker room after the 1st period.
Expect the NHL to come down hard on Tortorella for his actions in this gong show.