The Calgary Flames haven’t had a ton of fights this season, but after all the shenanigans involving Matthew Tkachuk and Drew Doughty in their last game with the Los Angeles Kings we all expected some silliness to percolate into tonight’s game. After some mean-mugging and words exchanged between the teams during warm-up, we were all certain there would be some fisticuffs.
There were a pair of fights in the first period and a pair of non-fights that drew penalties:
- At 0:25, Tkachuk dropped his gloves and Jake Muzzin did not so Tkachuk got a minor.
- At 3:05, Tkachuk fought Brayden McNabb.
- At 4:36, Andy Andreoff dropped his gloves and Lance Bouma did not so Andreoff got a minor and a misconduct.
- Finally, at 9:42, Jarome Iginla and Deryk Engelland – the elder statesmen on their respective clubs – threw down.
Jarome Iginla vs Deryk Engelland from Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames Mar 29, 2017 https://t.co/kIa1biDt15
— hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) March 30, 2017
It might not have exactly been Iginla squaring off with Vincent Lecavalier in terms of stakes or importance, but Iginla – playing in perhaps his final game in the Saddledome – can still scrap.
Can't stop singing the Toby Keith song "I Ain't As Good As I Once Was" in my head after that fight….
— Kristen Odland (@Kristen_Odland) March 30, 2017