Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Today In NHL History - Gino Odjick Runs Hasek

On January 15th in 1998, Gino Odjick hit Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek in response to a Jay McKee facewash on Vancouver Canucks superstar Pavel Bure during the third period of a lopsided game beyond the reach of a win.
Matthew Barnaby returned the favor moments later running Canucks goalie Sean Burke whilst Sabres enforcer Rob Ray paired off and exploited a mismatch with Vancouver captain Trevor Linden. Coach Mike Keenan punctuated the affair icing Donald Brashear who promptly mugged Sabres captain Mike Peca in response to Rob Ray's indiscretion, resulting in a line brawl featuring goalies Sean Burke and Steve Shields as the six-time Vezina winner watched from the bench.
Vancouver lost to Buffalo that night by a score of 6-2.

That's today in NHL history.

* See also Today In NHL History - Gino Odjick.
* See also Today In NHL History - Gino Odjick Fights Blues.
* See also Today In NHL History - Odjick's Penalty Shot.