Burrows was at the center of some controversy with referee Stephane Auger that includes allegations of a pregame threat from a referee out for revenge.
Back on Dec. 8 in a game against the Predators, Burrows was on the receiving end of a hit from Nashville's Jerrod Smithson, who received a five-minute major for boarding and a 10-minute game misconduct. The penalties were issued by Auger, who happened to be the official for Monday's game between Vancouver and Nashville.
Burrows claims that Auger threatened him before the game for faking an injury after the hit and making him "look bad."
There is video of the two having a discussion prior to the game, but it's impossible to know what was said.
Not only did Burrows finish with a pair of goals, he also recorded a game-high 16 penalty minutes, including a two-minute minor for diving, a two-minute minor for interference, a two-minute minor for unsportsmanlike conduct and a 10-minute misconduct ... all of which came in the third period.
You can see the penalties right here.
And here's the complete video of Burrows post-game rant, also including reactions from goaltender Roberto Luongo and head coach Alain Vigneault.
The officiating crew and NHL have yet to comment.