WATCH: Canucks, Flames game starts with fight off opening face-off

The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames dropped the gloves right off the opening face-off. (HockeyFights/YouTube)
The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames dropped the gloves right off the opening face-off. (HockeyFights/YouTube)

Given some of their games in recent years it's not hard to see that the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames don't really like each other very much.

It took them two seconds to remind everybody of that fact on Wednesday night.

That is when Vancouver's Derek Dorsett and Calgary's Micheal Ferland dropped the gloves right off of the opening faceoff, taking part in a spirited bout just two seconds into the season.

Two. Seconds. 

That is pretty much the only reason Derek Dorsett and Micheal Ferland start the first shift of the season, and the two made no secret about what their plans were even before the puck hit the ice. 

These two teams played an extremely physical postseason series a year ago (one that featured this line brawl) and were involved a huge fight off of an opening faceoff two years ago that resulted in then-Canucks coach John Tortorella attempting to storm the Flames' locker room after the first period. 

Just eight minutes after the Dorsett-Ferland bout, Brandon Bollig and Brandon Prust took part in their own fight on Wednesday night.

CBS Sports Writer

Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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