Flames' Deryk Engelland has instigator penalty rescinded; Hartley fined $50,000 for inciting late line brawl

Thomas Drance
April 18 2015 03:49PM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

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Engelland during a late line brawl in Game 2 of Calgary's opening round series against the Vancouver Canucks has been rescinded.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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Will Wideman and Bennett Be Okay For Game 3?

Ryan Pike
April 18 2015 01:00PM

In addition to the potential supplemental discipline coming to the Calgary Flames after Game 2, there's a possibility that a couple bodies may need some medical attention.

Both Sam Bennett and Dennis Wideman disappeared from the Flames bench during the latter stages of the game, though both returned to action before game's end.

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Deryk Engelland May Be Getting Suspended

Ryan Pike
April 18 2015 11:00AM

Good morning! The Calgary Flames lost 4-1 to the Vancouver Canucks last night. The game was largely out of hand by the third period.

So things go chippy, as they tend to do late in one-sided playoff games. And that led to a melee near the end of the contest that may have line-up implications for both sides for Game 3.

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In for a penny, in for a pound: A love letter to Michael Ferland

April 18 2015 09:00AM

Playoffs, baby.

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Nation World HQ
April 18 2015 07:30AM


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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