Why can’t we have nice things?
Midway through the second period of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche, former teammates Dion Phaneuf and Jarome Iginla were about to fight, but it was broken up before any punches were thrown–a decision met by a chorus of boos from fans at Air Canada Centre.
The altercation stemmed from a missed hit when Phaneuf grazed Iginla in open-ice as the Avalanche forward crossed the Leafs blue-line. Phaneuf and Iginla were teammates on the Calgary Flames for four-and-a-half years before Phaneuf was traded to the Leafs in 2010.
Iginla finished the game with two assists, while Phaneuf added a helper on Phil Kessel’s game-winner.