For those that thought the bad blood from last year's Stanley Cup finals would not carry over to the regular season where proven wrong rather quickly during today's game between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks.
Just under four minutes into the game a line brawl erupted with Shawn Thornton and Alex Burrows smacking each other with their sticks in front of the two benches. During the brawl Vancouver's Dale Weise and Boston's Nathan Horton squared off in the only true fight.
When all the penalties were sorted out the Canucks ended up with a 5-on-3 which Ryan Kesler scored on. Milan Lucic was also given a game misconduct for engaging in a secondary altercation while there was already one going.