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by Paul on 01/25/06 at 10:10 AM ET
With 32 seconds left in the game, there was a scrum in front of the net and Aebischer was slashed by Tony Amonte. Aebischer shoved Amonte, and Calgary goalie and Aebischer's former teammate, Phil Sauve, joined the scuffling in front of the net and invited Aebischer to fight. "All of a sudden he was behind me and asked me if I wanted to go," Aebischer said. "I couldn't say no. It wasn't really a fight, just a little pushing around, I guess. No punches landed. He may have been a little frustrated with the game." Flames coach Darryl Sutter seemed baffled by Sauve's action. "His game plan wasn't to be a fighter, it was to stop pucks," he said.read on update 11:50am, via TSN,
The Calgary Flames will not face any fines or suspensions for last night’s late-game fight involving Calgary netminder Philippe Sauve and his Colorado counterpart David Aebischer. The NHL has reviewed the incident and decided to repeal the “automatic” one-game suspension to Sauve and the "automatic" $10,000 fine to Calgary head coach Darryl Sutter for Sauve instigating a fight in the final five minutes of a game.
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