Ottawa Senators react to gongshow in Vancouver

A fight breaks out during the first 2 seconds of the game as the Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary...

A fight breaks out during the first 2 seconds of the game as the Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary Flames during the first period at Rogers Arena.(Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:20 PM ET

As Hockey Day in Canada wrapped up late Saturday night, Jason Spezza, like many watching on their television screens, was a spectator to the circus act in Vancouver.

This one, came complete with Calgary Flames' coach Bob Hartley playing the role of ringleader and Canucks' bench boss John Tortorella trying to jump through hoops to get at his counterpart after the first period.

Through it all, Spezza couldn't help but notice his old buddy Brian McGrattan standing outside the Flames' dressing room after the fist playing the role of peacemaker as Tortorella tried desperately to get Hartley to take revenge for a line brawl off the opening faceoff.


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