Avalanche's Patrick Roy loses it on Ducks' Bruce Boudreau

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy slams the glass partition between the benches as he yells at...

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy slams the glass partition between the benches as he yells at Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Oct. 2, 2013. (YouTube)

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Patrick Roy announced his return to the NHL in a big way.

The new Colorado Avalanche head coach and his club ran roughshod over the Anaheim Ducks en route to a 6-1 win in his debut behind the bench. The hall of famer also got into a shouting match with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau after the game and nearly broke down the glass divider that separated the two .

Roy was irate at Ducks defenceman Ben Lovejoy’s knee-on-knee hit against No. 1 overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon late in the game.

“That should have been a penalty,” Roy told reporters. “I certainly didn’t like that. When it’s 6-0, I don’t think this game needs this kind of cheapshot.”

Boudreau took exception to Roy yelling at Anaheim’s players during a skirmish in the final seconds of the game.

“It’s not our job to be yapping at players,” Boudreau said. “I told him that’s bush league.”

The two clubs don’t meet again until March 14.


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