Matthew Tkachuk Causing Mayhem In Calgary. First Period Wraps Up With A Monster Hit And Two Fights
If you had under 20 minutes for these two teams to hate each other you win. I loved every second of this. This is the playoffs. Finishing hits, standing up for teammates, blood boiling, and guys doing anything they can to set a tone and establish an edge.
As Ryan Whitney said a few weeks ago...the game is still the game. It's always going to be fast, physical, mean, and violent and there's a reason why the playoffs are so much more entertaining and it's because tempers are flaring to give us moments like this. Incredible shift for Tkachuk. He is playoff hockey personified.