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Tortorella reportedly faces hearing

at Rangers 3 1 0 4
Capitals 0 1 0 1
Canucks coach John Tortorella might be fined and/or suspended for trying to get into the Flames' locker room Saturday night, Canada's TSN reported Sunday.

The NHL ordered the former Lightning coach to travel to New York for a hearing that will be held today, according to the report. The league declined to comment.

Two seconds into host Vancouver's 3-2 shootout win, all 10 nongoalies fought. During and afterward, Tortorella yelled profanities at Calgary's bench.

After the first period, he went toward Calgary's locker room. Flames wing Brian McGrattan pushed him away. Then Flames goaltenders coach Clint Malarchuk had to be restrained from going after Tortorella. After the game, Tortorella declined to discuss the locker room incident.

As the road team, Calgary had to turn in its lineup first. It went with its fourth-line enforcers.

"(Tortorella) came in and told us they're starting those idiots," Canucks wing Tom Sestito said. "I knew right off the hop McGrattan was going to come after me."

Flames coach Bob Hartley defended his starting lineup.

"Those guys are playing well," he said. "We had zero intentions. They had the luxury to put whoever they wanted on the ice."

Tortorella, 55, declined to start his stars, Henrik and Daniel Sedin. "I can't put our players at risk," he said. "I'm not proud of it. I've apologized to every one of the players involved in it. I don't want it in the game, but I have to protect my team, too. So all the pundits and all the people moaning about it, they don't have a clue what a locker room's about."

The brawl drew 142 penalty minutes and eight ejections. Among the ejected was Canucks wing Kellan Lain, who made his NHL debut. Tortorella said he wish he would not have started Lain: "I'll kick myself forever."

Game highlights: Patrick Kane scored the winner in the shootout as the host Blackhawks beat the Bruins 3-2 in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup final. Chicago had lost its past seven that went past regulation (four by shootout). … Rick Nash scored twice in the first to lift the host Rangers past the Capitals 4-1.

Around the league: Penguins center Sidney Crosby was named captain for Canada's Olympic team. … Henrik Sedin is day to day after aggravating a rib injury Saturday.

at 'Hawks 1 1 0 0 3
Bruins 1 1 0 0 2
Blackhawks win shootout 2-1

First Period1, Chicago, Hossa 20 (Sharp, Hjalmarsson), 4:13. 2, Boston, Marchand 13 (Bergeron, McQuaid), 19:41. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period3, Boston, Marchand 14 (R.Smith, Boychuk), :50. 4, Chicago, Bollig 5 (Kruger, Keith), 9:44. PenaltiesToews, Chi, misconduct, 5:50; Saad, Chi (hooking), 11:32; Bartkowski, Bos (holding), 16:07.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesSeabrook, Chi (slashing), 1:24; Oduya, Chi (delay of game), 9:58; Bartkowski, Bos (cross-checking), 19:55.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone.

ShootoutBoston 1 (Spooner NG, Bergeron NG, Marchand G), Chicago 2 (Toews G, Sharp NG, Kane G). Shots on GoalBoston 12-9-14-1—36. Chicago 15-12-7-3—37. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 3; Chicago 0 of 2. GoaliesBoston, Rask 22-12-3 (37 shots-35 saves). Chicago, Crawford 19-7-7 (36-34). A22,197 (19,717).

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Capitals 0 1 0 1

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 13, 1:10. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 14 (Richards, McDonagh), 16:06 (pp). 3, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 9 (Del Zotto, Girardi), 17:49. PenaltiesBrassard, NYR (hooking), 10:26; Erat, Was (hooking), 15:24; Alzner, Was (hooking), 15:47; Kreider, NYR (slashing), 19:26.

Second Period4, Washington, Ovechkin 35 (Green, Backstrom), :59 (pp). 5, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 9 (D. Moore, Girardi), 2:25 (sh). PenaltiesHagelin, NYR (slashing), :30; Wilson, Was (roughing), 9:22; Carcillo, NYR (roughing), 9:22; Erat, Was (interference), 10:21; Erskine, Was (roughing), 13:39; Erat, Was (slashing), 16:49.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesStaal, NYR (hooking), 12:03. Shots on GoalWashington 10-8-7—25. N.Y. Rangers 9-11-6—26. Power-play opportunitiesWashington 1 of 4; N.Y. Rangers 1 of 5. GoaliesWashington, Grubauer 6-4-5 (8 shots-5 saves), Holtby (17:49 first, 18-17). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 17-17-3 (25-24). A18,006 (18,006).

Among the best

With his team's win Sunday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenne­ville is tied for third all time:

CoachNo.Years
Scotty Bowman1,244'68-02
Al Arbour782'71-08
Joel Quenneville692'97-
Dick Irvin692'29-56
Pat Quinn684'79-10
CoachNo.Years
Scotty Bowman1,244'68-02
Al Arbour782'71-08
Joel Quenneville692'97-
Dick Irvin692'29-56
Pat Quinn684'79-10

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