The' winning streak was snapped at 12 games thanks to Daniel Sedin's overtime winner for the on a 4-on-3 power play in overtime. The goal is rather inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, as what will be remembered from the end of Florida's near-historic run is the brawls that came after.
Mere seconds after the Canucks scored the winning goal, forwardwent after Panthers backup netminder on the bench as Vancouver was skating back to celebrate. Though there's no way to tell what was said, it sure set Montoya and the rest of the Panthers off.
Then, it became a madhouse in between the two benches as both sides cleared for some pushing and shoving
WATS HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/yePj3C3aKj— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 12, 2016
Panthers come back from the dressing room to see what's going on pic.twitter.com/SbsVzczdQ7— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 12, 2016
Canucks backup netmindergot involved as well.
Miller and Montoya, mortal enemies? pic.twitter.com/cZq0GMrnys— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 12, 2016
Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant also was in the mix (in the far left in the tan suit).
this went on for so long! just when you thought the scrum was breaking up, it shifted slightly. pic.twitter.com/OZRBRXVULp— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 12, 2016
there's Gallant getting involved.. pic.twitter.com/a9mZBeJ3Z8— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 12, 2016
Eventually, the scrum died down as the referees took control of the game and both teams skated off.
The Panthers broadcasters also had some confusing words to say about the Sedin twins and peanut butter.
No one really knows who started the whole thing. The Canucks say a Panthers comment set them off.
Neither Daniel nor Henrik will name the Panthers player who said whatever was said. "He knows who he is."— Jason Brough (@JasonPHT) January 12, 2016
But the Sportsnet feed suggeststo be the fire starter.
perhaps even earlier, Sedin saying something to the Panthers bench after the OT winner was scored pic.twitter.com/29vEZoXZSg— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 12, 2016
All in all, a dramatic end to a heartbreaking loss for the Panthers.
Update: Luongo had an important tweet after the game. But what does it all mean?