Canucks Throw Down During Blues Beatdown
The St Louis Blues routed the Vancouver Canucks 6-1 last night. Four goals were scored in the opening 7:36. The only fight the Canucks had in them was literally fighting, leading to four fights in the game.
The action started early. After Andy McDonald scored 18 seconds into the game, Kevin Bieksa was challenging BJ Crombeen. By the 34 second mark the gloves were off and Bieksa was getting the upperhand, trying to kick-start the Canucks. It didn’t take and down by four in the second Tanner Glass had a good scrap with Cam Janssen. The hometown crowd was happy with the outcome of that fight and that wouldn’t change for the rest of the game.
Mid-way through the second Bieksa and Crombeen decided to go for round 2. With a little under five minutes left, Darcy Hordichuk challenged Janssen to cap off the night of fights. Hordi picked up an instigator earning him a game misconduct instead of a regular misconduct, plus an automatic one-game suspension and a fine for Alain Vigneault, the Canucks head coach. The NHL could rescind the extra disciplinary actions, but outside of timing (the shift starting before the 5-minutes left cut-off), there’s little reason to believe the league would.
Darcy Hordichuk vs Cam Janssen Nov 10, 2009
Kevin Bieksa vs B.J. Crombeen Round 2 Nov 10, 2009
Tanner Glass vs Cam Janssen Nov 10, 2009
Kevin Bieksa vs B.J. Crombeen Round 1 Nov 10, 2009
Eric Nystrom vs Ryan White Nov 10, 2009
Adam Pardy vs Travis Moen Nov 10, 2009
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