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Flames Frustrated In Chicago

A video story from Sportsnet recaps the Flames loss to the Blackhawks tonight.

Some questionable calls in the game seemed to go against the Flames, especially a high-sticking call that Patrick Kane embellished just a bit (1 minute mark on the video).

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I was at the game, the refs were pretty bad both ways it seemed. But thats without the help of any replay.

It looked like Bickell got checked in the head, then he went to fight the guy, got an instigator(deserved) and also a 10 min misconduct…not sure why he got the misconduct there… is that a built in with an instigator now? Also any video of that play?(I actually dont know if Bickell did get hit in the head, but no one seemed to be mentioning it, so maybe he didnt?)

There was all sorts of interference and obstruction not called both ways throughout the game. I gotta invest in a DVR to go back and re-watch all the penalties…

Posted by pstumba on 12/19/11 at 12:59 PM ET

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The hit and fight are shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVAaLOnlGas&feature=youtube_gdata

The 10-minute misconduct always accompanies the instigator penalty by rule.

46.11 Instigator - An instigator of an altercation shall be a player who by his actions or demeanor demonstrates any/some of the following criteria: distance traveled; gloves off first; first punch thrown; menacing attitude or posture; verbal instigation or threats; conduct in retaliation to a prior game (or season) incident; obvious retribution for a previous incident in the game or season.

A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation shall be assessed an instigating minor penalty, a major penalty for fighting and a ten-minute misconduct.

Posted by Savage Henry on 12/19/11 at 01:55 PM ET


@Savage Henry

Thanks, shoulda looked at hockeyfights…thanks for doing my dirty work for me.

Posted by pstumba on 12/19/11 at 02:47 PM ET

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