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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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VIDEO: Canucks-Flames Game Two Ends in Line Brawl

Rhys Jessop
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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POST GAME: Make Like a Banana

Taylor McKee
April 17 2015 11:08PM

Well! That was an interesting finish. Canucks win 4-1 and even the series. 

The Flames essentially no-showed for the first period and were unable to mount any susbstantial comeback. Then the Flames decided that they were going to try to drag the Canucks into the mud with them. Come see how it all went down after the jump!

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Flames' Bennett leaves game briefly with undisclosed injury

Thomas Drance
April 17 2015 10:06PM

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett has been arguably the Flames' best forward early on in their first-round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.

In the second period of Friday night's Game 2, Bennett left the contest mid-way through the second period. He took two more shifts after sustaining an unnoticed and so far undisclosed injury, but totalled just 39 seconds of ice time. 

He didn't return for the start of the third period. He was under evaluation and was briefly questionable to return, although he's since returned to the game. His health status is still worth monitoring, as is the source of what occurred and we'll update this post once more information is available. 

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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

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

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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