There are a lot of things wrong about the following sequence from the New York Rangers' game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night:
As Brandon Dubinsky skated through the neutral zone, Mike Blunden of Montreal nailed him with a big open-ice hit. This drew the ire of the Rangers, as Ryan Callahan skated over and took him on. A big scrum followed, along with two fights: Callahan vs. Blunden and Petteri Nokelainen vs. Michael Sauer.
Now, Blunden was given an interference call, which is a bad call. Callahan wasn't given an instigator, which is a debatable call. Hal Gill and Brandon Dubinsky were given roughing calls. Nokelainen and Sauer were given game misconducts for their fight.
The real interesting twist? The Habs were given a two-many-men-on-the-ice penalty because Blunden jumped over the boards and hit Dubinsky before his Montreal teammate was able to get back to the bench. So he was a sixth skater when he engaged Dubinsky.
Said Blunden on CBC between periods: ...