WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Former Caps head coach Bruce Boudreau, now with the Ducks, was involved in a near physical altercation with Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy as time expired in a game in Colorado Wednesday night.
The dividing line between the end result and the two men engaging in an all-out coach-on-coach brawl was just the thin sheet of glass that serves as the barrier between the opponents’ benches.
While, ultimately, no physical contact was ever inflicted on either coach, the same, unfortunately, cannot be said for that poor glass barrier.
Here’s what happened, per Matt Brigidi of SBNation:
With Colorado already up by six, Anaheim defenseman Ben Lovejoy attempted a hit on Nathan MacKinnon that Roy believed should have been penalized as a knee-on-knee hit. The Ducks ended up scoring with seven seconds remaining in the contest and both clubs sent out their fourth lines for the ensuing faceoff, which ultimately resulted in a scrum.
That’s when things got interesting.
Roy — who was upset about Lovejoy’s hit — began yelling at the Ducks players from the Colorado bench. Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau was not pleased with that and began yelling at Roy, which then drew the fire of Saint Patrick:
Watch the video below.