'Goon squad' lineups touch off melee

Updated: January 20, 2014, 4:31 PM ET
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Canucks and Calgary Flames engaged in a wild first-period brawl Saturday night that carried over to Canucks coach John Tortorella being involved in an altercation in the hallway outside the Flames' dressing room.

The opening minutes of the NHL game, which the Canucks won 3-2 in a shootout, was like a scene from the movie "Slap Shot." It brought back memories of when teams such as the Broad Street Bullies and Big Bad Boston Bruins hit the ice.

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