The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period.
Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping his gloves.
MacKinnon left the ice and went to the locker room, but he did return and finished the game.
The two teams came together at the benches a few minutes later and a mini brawl ensued.
Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy was not happy with Backes’ actions, and he called the Blues captain "gutless" when asked about the altercation with MacKinnon.
Roy on Backes going after MacKinnon:To me it's gutless,shows what kind of leader he is,if you're going after an 18 yr old not very impressed