NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL has punished the two head coaches involved in Saturday's brawl between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames.
Vancouver's John Tortorella has been suspended for six games and 15 days without pay for trying to enter the Calgary locker room after the first period. NHL senior executive VP of hockey operations Colin Campbell said Tortorella's actions were dangerous and an embarrassment to the league.
Flames coach Bob Hartley was fined $25,000 for his role in the brawl. Hartley started his fourth line and had right wing Kevin Wentworth take the opening faceoff. Wentworth immediately began punching Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (bee-EHK'-suh), setting off several fights that led to the ejections of four players.