Vancouver ended Florida’s 12-game winning streak with an OT goal by Daniel Sedin (off a feed from his twin brother Henrik), but the real action came after the final horn. It also featured, from Panthers TV guy Denis Potvin, one of the most inexplicable insults I’ve ever heard.
The fun started after regulation, when Shawn Thornton started chirping with the Sedins.
That’s when, Henrik Sedin would explain later, “totally unacceptable” comments were directed at the Swedish stars.
“It’s one guy, that’s it,” Henrik said. “It was inappropriate and it’s something we hear a lot of.
It’s not clear if it was Thornton who said it, but it’d a good bet. Jason Botchford of The Province reports that the comment was in the vein of the “Sedin sisters” insults the two have faced many times over the years.
After Daniel Sedin scored the winner, he pointedly skated past and stared down the Panthers bench. The teams got together, water was squirted, punches were thrown, and somehow Derek Dorsett got into it with backup goalie Al Montoya.
A weird night all around, but nothing was weirder than the trash talk by Hall of Famer and Panthers color broadcaster Denis Potvin. Forward the video atop this post to the 2:17 mark, when Potvin delivered this frankly baffling insult(?):
“The Sedins are pointing fingers now! Normally they only use those fingers to lick the peanut butter off their bread.”