Things got ugly between the two clubs Saturday in the third period of an eventual 6-3 Toronto win. It was Vancouver's eighth straight defeat, and frustrations reached their boiling point after the game, when defenseman Erik Gudbranson was reportedly heard threatening Maple Leafs enforcer Matt Martin.
Here's what happened in the third frame that led to the above comment:
With more than half the third period in the books, and almost five minutes after the Kadri-Sedin incident, Derek Dorsett and Leo Komarov dropped the gloves. Dorsett had apparently turned down an invitation from Martin before fighting Komarov. Dorsett had to be restrained as he was being escorted off the ice after the fight, as he and Martin exchanged words.
On the next faceoff, Alex Burrows instigated a fight with Rielly, after appearing to spear the Toronto defender on a prior shift.