Much has been said of
Though he may be a bit more mild-mannered behind the bench and in news conferences, don't overestimate his ability to control his emotions.
The Canucks entered Saturday having lost eight of their previous nine games (which included a 9-1 head-in-the-sand moment against the
After the game opened with an five-on-five brawl, Tortorella took the matter too far when he attempted to go into the Flames' dressing room during the first-period intermission.
Canadian Broadcasting Corp. cameras captured Tortorella getting into a confrontation with Calgary enforcer
CBC also showed footage of Vancouver defenseman
The whole ruckus at
The fight led to eight players being ejected and a total of 152 penalty minutes.
Fortunately for Tortorella, the brawns-over-brains approach finally seemed to work for the Canucks -- they defeated the Flames in a shootout, 3-2.