Flames' Deryk Engelland has instigator penalty rescinded; Hartley fined $50,000 for inciting late line brawl

Thomas Drance
April 18 2015 03:49PM

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The NHL got this one right.

On Saturday the league announced that the instigator penalty assessed to Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland during a late line brawl in Game 2 of Calgary's opening round series against the Vancouver Canucks has been rescinded. As a result Engelland will avoid an automatic suspension and be available to play in Game 3 on Sunday night.

Though the league decided that Engelland's behaviour didn't warrant a suspension, and I think most people who watched the game were rather confused when they got a look at how the penalties broke down, the NHL has fined Flames coach Bob Hartley $50,000 dollars for his role in inciting the brawl.

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
April 18 2015 07:30AM

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In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past season in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!

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Canucks Army Postgame: Back to Square One

That's Offside!
April 17 2015 11:43PM

Not only did the Vancouver Canucks even their series with the Calgary Flames in emphatic fashion with a 4-1 win Friday night, but there's also some legitimate hatred in this series now! For a recap of Vancouver's series-tying win and a look at the chaos to close out the night, read after the jump.

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VIDEO: Canucks-Flames Game Two Ends in Line Brawl

That's Offside!
April 17 2015 11:30PM

With the Vancouver Canucks leading 4-1 in the third period of game two against the Calgary Flames, a line brawl broke out, featuring fights between Matt Stajan and Brad Richardson, and Derek Dorsett and Deryk Engelland, and scrums involving all other players on the ice.

See what went down after the jump.

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VIDEO: Does Kris Russell's cross-check on a prone Nick Bonino warrant a suspension?

Thomas Drance
April 17 2015 09:22PM

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The Vancouver Canucks came out flying in the first period of Game 2.

Seizing control and setting a physical tone right from the get go, the Canucks received early goals from Daniel Sedin and Nick Bonino to give them a 2-0 lead over the Calgary Flames. Something happened on Higgins' power-play marker though that could presumably, attract the attention of the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Let's get into it.

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