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Canucks' Tortorella challenges Flames locker room during fight-filled game

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella in a skirmish with players outside of the Calgary...

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella in a skirmish with players outside of the Calgary Flames locker room.

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:22 AM ET

VANCOUVER - Hockey Day in Canada turned into Fight Night.

Calgary Flames boss Brian Burke has been adamant that he wants more grit, more gusto and more hostility from this rebuilding bunch, and he got all that and more in Saturday's scrap-fest against the Vancouver Canucks.

There was a line brawl just two seconds after the opening faceoff.

There was an altercation at the first intermission, with Canucks bench boss John Tortorella trying to get to the visitors' quarters in the bowels of Rogers Arena.

There was, when all the damage was added up, 204 penalty minutes doled out, including 178 — 93 for the Flames, 85 for the Canucks — in a wild opening frame.

Oh yeah, there was a hockey game, too.


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