Oh, Adam Burish. Such a pest, but also a man of the people. How else to explain the scene at MTS Centre on Wednesday night, as the Dallas Stars forward threw a Winnipeg Jets player's glove — assumed to be that of forward Tanner Glass, based on his reaction — into the stands after a late-game melee?
After Dallas cut their deficit to 5-2 late in the third period, Stars captain Brenden Morrow was taken down with a hard hit by Mark Stuart in front of the Jets goal. On the next shift, Burish skated up to Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec and had words with him. The Jets rushed over to break up the conversation, and a scrum ensued.
As Burish was being escorted to the penalty box by linesman Bryan Pancich, he leaned down and picked up a Jets player's glove. Carrying it in his right hand, he hurled it over the glass with an underhand toss, a few rows deep, before reaching the sin bin.
Tanner Glass was not amused. He rushed over and shoved the linesman out of the way — before sandwiching him in an attempt to get to Burish. (Not sure what the League will think of that.) Glass missed with a haymaker on Burish before the other linesman and a referee arrived to break up the fight.
Both players were given roughing minors and misconducts. Burish was given an unsportsmanlike conduct minor and a game misconduct. If he receives anything else from the NHL, hopefully it's just a fine. While not the epitome of class, this isn't a suspendable offense.
- Adam Burish
- Tanner Glass