Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko pukes in his own mask during play
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Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko pukes in his own mask during play




In case you missed it last night, the Edmonton Oilers had their teeth kicked in by the Vancouver Canucks in both team's season opener in Vancouver. 

The Canucks took it to the Oilers by a final score of 7-1 and, frankly, the score could have been higher. Sniper Brock Boeser had four goals on the evening, while star forwards JT Miller and Elias Pettersson each managed a goal and three assists. The Canucks were absolutely buzzing all night and the hometown faithful at Rogers Arena were loving it.

Well... at least most of them were.

Amongst the celebrating Canucks fans in attendance there were quite a few disgruntled Oilers fans mixed in. And when you mix two rival hockey teams, a blow out game and an over abundance of alcohol... well... you're bound to see some crazy shit.

Check out these Canucks and Oilers fans going at it in the crowd last night:

Honestly it's the beer in the face of the guy wearing the McDavid jersey that does it for me. Just hysterical.

To be fair, it doesn't look like anyone here really knows how to throw enough of a punch to inflict any real damage. This is mostly a shoving match with expletives thrown in, but there are a few good shots landed.

The better action was on the ice though, no doubt. While Boeser, Pettersson and Miller received most of the accolades following the game, let's not forget that goaltender Thatcher Demko made 22 saves for a near shut-out victory. Demko was fantastic, especially early in the game which is made even more impressive by the fact that he was battling a flu bug yesterday.

In fact, Demko was pulled from the action in the 3rd period and replaced with backup Casey DeSmith because... well... because he puked in his mask.

Check it out:

Are you KIDDING me, dude?! Demko just rose to the top of the list in my early Vezina Trophy rankings. What an animal.

Source: Thomas Drance