Photos: Big hits and cheap shots from Canucks-Flames series

 

The NHL playoff series featuring the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames has been full of nasty incidents

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames collides with Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks during Game 4.</div>
 

Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames collides with Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks during Game 4.

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<div id="page1">Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames collides with Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks during Game 4.</div>
Flames defenceman TJ Brodie, centre, had his head pulled back by Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis during Game 4 of the series at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on April 21, 2015.
Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa, left, crashes into the boards after a check from Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne during second period NHL first round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday.
Calgary Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland and Vancouver Canucks right winger Derek Dorsett crash into the boards during Game 4 of the series.
Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks and Michael Ferland of the Calgary Flames shout mean things at each other during Game 2 in Vancouver on Friday.
Eddie Lack of the Vancouver Canucks skates away as players with the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames mix it up during Game 2 in Vancouver on Friday.
Derek Dorsett and Brad Richardson of the Vancouver Canucks wrestle with Deryk Engelland and Matt Stajan of the Calgary Flames fight during Game 2 in Vancouver on Friday.
Members of the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks rough it up during Game 2 in Vancouver on Friday.
Brad Richardson of the Vancouver Canucks and Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames exchange words following a scrap during Game 2 in Vancouver on Friday.
Vancouver Canucks left wing Ronalds Kenins (41) puts Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman (6) into the boards during Game 1 in Vancouver.
Calgary Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie (7) goes over the top of Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) during Game 1 in Vancouver.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Luca Sbisa is hammered into the boards by Calgary Flames Michael Ferland during Game 3 in Calgary.
Deryk Engelland is tied up by Dan Hamhuis and Derek Dorsett during a wild fight late in the 4-1 Vancouver Canucks win on Friday.
Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin is knocked down during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Wednesday at Rogers Arena. The Calgary Flames won 2-1.
Vancouver Canuck Jannik Hansen looks for his glove following a melee near the Canucks net  in the second period of the Game 2 at Rogers Arena on Friday.
Calgary Flame Brandon Bollig crashes into Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack in the second period of the Game 2 on Friday in Vancouver.
The Canucks' Luca Sbisa grapples with the Flames' Corey Potter in the third period of Game 2 Friday at Rogers Arena.
The Vancouver Canucks' Luca Sbisa and the Flames' Michael Ferland crash along the boards in the third period of Game 2 on Friday at Rogers Arena.
Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley was his usual vocal self behind the bench during Game 2 at Rogers Arena. Hartley was fined $50,000 for his part in Friday&#8217;s late-game fracas, the third fine of his career.
Kris Russell of the Calgary Flames fights Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 in Calgary on Sunday.
David Jones of the Calgary Flames mixes it up with Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday in Calgary.
Vancouver Canucks&#8217; Chris Tanev, right, checks Calgary Flames Michael Ferland.
Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler mixes it up with Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne during Game 3 in Calgary on Sunday.
Calgary Flame Michael Ferland, left, struggles as he fights with Vancouver Canuck Kevin Bieksa during Game 3 in Calgary.
Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa, left, punches Calgary Flames' Michael Ferland during 3 in Calgary.
Vancouver Canucks Dan Hamhuis, left, and Calgary Flames Joe Colborne slap each other around during Game 3 in Calgary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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