Flames coach Mike Keenan wants Adam Burish suspended for what happened near the end of Monday's game in the altercation with Rene Bourque.
"I'm disappointed they weren't given a match penalty for deliberate attempt to injure," Keenan said. "A cross-check to the face where Burish broke his stick over his face. He suffered an injury because of that cross-check to the face. I have no idea how the referees could miss it. It was blatant."
It's beautiful how poor Mike claims his player is a victim when the Flames have been allowed to get away with one cross-check after another after whistles when goalie Miikka Kiprusoff makes a save. Even when there isn't a Hawk near the goalie, it's Vandermeer, Aucoin, Pardy or Phaneuf cross-checking or giving a face wash to Havlat, Toews or Sharp.
Referees Chris Rooney and Brad Watson let it go time after time on Monday and should be blamed for letting the game get out of hand at the end. They were brutal.
Toews stood up and said enough was enough after the game. Maybe it's time Quenneville or Tallon went public with what they think instead or worrying about being fined. Keenan works the refs.
The Flames' tactics of cheap shots after whistles is working against a Hawks team more skilled than they are.
The question now is can the Hawks be nasty back?