Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella will answer to the National Hockey League for his actions during Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames.

He will have an in-person hearing in New York with the league this morning with a substantial fine or suspension as possible outcomes.

NHL executive vice-president and director of hockey operations Colin Campbell will be the point person for the meeting in New York.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger also reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly will also attend the proceedings.

Just two seconds into the Canucks' 3-2 shootout victory over the Flames on Saturday, all five skaters from each team on the ice for the opening faceoff were involved in a line brawl. When order was restored, all 10 players were given misconducts - eight of which forced combatants off the ice for the remainder of the game.

There were 150 penalty minutes assessed to both sides (81 to the visitors, 69 to the hosts) by the time the contest was 4 1/2 minutes old, owing to a second minor scrum a short time later.