Apr 5, 2017
Fowler injury sparks chaos between Ducks, Flames
Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano caught Cam Fowler with a knee-on-knee collision on Tuesday night, forcing Fowler to exit the game. The collision left Fowler needing help to get off the ice and sparked what resulted in 106 minutes worth of penalties in the game's final 13 minutes.
Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano caught Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler with a knee-on-knee collision on Tuesday night, forcing Fowler to exit the game.
The collision, which occurred in the third period, left Fowler needing assistance to get off the ice as he avoided putting weight on his right leg and sparked what resulted in 106 minutes worth of penalties in the game's final 13 minutes.
Shortly after Chris Wagner scored to put the Ducks up 3-1, Josh Manson dropped the gloves with Giordano, who said after the game he had no intention of injuring on Fowler on the play.
"I think our legs collided," Giordano told ESPN. "I hope he's OK. You don't like to see guys get hurt. There was no intent to hurt him there."
"I think there's a lot of hate there," Manson said. "Our guys had to do something. Hockey is a fast game, and things happen. It's unfortunate. Hopefully Cam is all right, but it's tough."
Fowler, the Ducks leader in average ice time, logged just over 19 minutes before exiting on Tuesday night. Head coach Randy Carlyle said after the game the only update he had was to label Fowler as having a lower-body injury.
"You hate see [Fowler] get hurt like that, and you've got to stick up for your teammates," Wagner said to ESPN. "Our group is plenty tough enough and able to handle a game like that.
"It was a great response. We just hope Cam is OK."
The Ducks and Flames are currently slated to meet in the first round of playoffs next week. The Ducks have won 25 straight games against the Flames at home and, as Pacific Division champions, would own home-ice advantage in that series.