Video: Bieksa, Ferland renew acquaintances with spirited scrap
Two years ago, Kevin Bieksa didn’t even know who Micheal Ferland was.
“That Ferkland, or whatever his name is,” Bieksa, then a member of the Canucks, told Sportsnet during an opening round series between Vancouver and Calgary. "[He] was running around trying to get something going.
“It’s not the first time we’ve seen that.”
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Bieksa and Ferland got to know each other pretty well that series -- occasionally with their fists, though often with Ferland running into Bieksa -- and, a year later, the two decided to square off again (this time with Bieksa as a member of the Ducks).
On Saturday night, they went at it again.
In an emotional Game 2 between the Ducks and Flames, Bieksa and Ferland threw down in a very spirited tilt near the end of a very spirited second period. The tilt seemed inevitable. Calgary and Anaheim had plenty of bad blood heading into this series -- thanks to the Mark Giordano-on-Cam Fowler hit -- and it seemed a matter of time before the gloves came off.
Sets the stage nicely for what should be a great third period.