May 30, 1985
Final,  Game 5
Philadelphia - Edmonton3-8

Summary Of Events
1  35:36  Rough  Paterson-Anderson
2  39:55  Rough  Brown-McClelland
3  41:55  Rough  Zezel-Coffey
4  48:23  Rough  Poulin-Lowe
5  55:22  Fight  Brown-Jackson
6  55:22  Mini-Brawl   7 players 
7  55:22  Fight  Marsh-Jackson
8  60:00  Event    

Rough at 35:36
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 Joe Paterson 6'2'' 1207lb 17N/A
 Glenn Anderson 6'1'' 1190lb 17


Rough at 39:55
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 Dave Brown 6'5'' 4215lb 10N/A
 Kevin McClelland 6'1'' 4205lb 10


Rough at 41:55
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 Peter Zezel 5'11'' 1200lb 1N/A
 Paul Coffey 6'0'' 1201lb 1
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vsurov2
Nov 23, 2009 20:52 ET
PHI - Peter Zezel (Roughing) 1:55 ; EDM - Paul Coffey (Roughing) 1:55 ;Reply
bradu
Jul 27, 2012 19:46 ET
definitely not a fight. Coffey just kinda falls on Zezel, pushing his head down as they fall. Then he just lays on him for several seconds. It was away from the play and the replays were bad, but somehow Zezel was on top when they got separated, but the entire time they were on the ice and there's no evidence that any punches were thrown.Reply
Yastrebitel44
Jul 1, 2013 03:50 ET
Should be changed to rough.Reply
no.7
Jul 1, 2013 08:35 ET
Done.Reply


Rough at 48:23
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 Dave Poulin 5'11'' 3190lb 10N/A
 Kevin Lowe 6'2'' 3200lb 10
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Samuelsson
16922 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2014 06:37 ET
This happened behind the Oilers net. Poulin crosschecked Lowe in a face, Kevin answered with slashing at Dave's back. Fun 
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LukeLaC
Feb 22, 2014 11:43 ET
Lowe minor high-stickingReply


Fight at 55:22
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dave Brown 6'5'' 2215lb 5662None
 Don Jackson 6'3'' 2210lb 5000
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 BattleshipRules
13037 fight reviews

Jun 6, 2013 16:17 ET
Dave Brown win by TKO Fun 
6
Brown was handling to puck and trying to make a pass up the ice. Jackson met him with the lumber up. He cross-checked Dave in the face. Jackson also threw the first punch, a stiff gloved jab to the face. For some baffling reason, he seemed to relax his body a bit after the roughing.

Brown was incensed and he nailed Jackson in the face with a solid right hand. Don bent over and craned his neck out of the way. Dave landed a couple of pretty good lefts and Jackson toppled to the ice. Brown landed one more big shot while the refs were on the scene to prevent further damage.

The next part of the sequence was comical. Jackson got up and threw a punch at a Flyers player on the bench. He also knocked the referee on his keister. Don was animated and lost his temper. It was telling that he did not throw any more punches at Brown. He got his butt kicked in the scrap. He decided to go after an easier dance partner in Brad Marsh. He got the worst of that altercation as well.

I rate this as a TKO win for Brown. Dave landed several big shots. He surprised Jackson initially with a solid right hand. Don turned his head away and bent over. Brown landed a couple of lefts to knock Don to the ice. Brown did not pull Jackson down by the jersey. He landed punches until Jackson dropped.

I don't consider this to be an unfair bout. Jackson dropped the gauntlet by cross-checking Brown in the face. He also landed an effective gloved blow. Then, Don decided to hesitate. Dave popped him in the face with a solid right hand. Jackson was facing Brown and it was foolhardy not to expect incoming fire.

Jackson demonstrated a fearless attitude on the ice. He challenged a lot of tough customers. However, some fear is healthy. Getting the stick in Dave's face and punching him with a jab was like jumping in a lion's den and poking it with a stick. Brown was arguably the best fighter in the NHL at this stage of his career. Jackson tried to bully him and seemed stunned when there was some retaliation.

Jackson fought all comers and was genuinely tough. However, he did not always use smarts in his altercations. A guy like Garry Howatt would fight anybody, but he always sought to minimize the damage caused by incoming punches. Don rarely concerned himself with defense. He was a good offensive fighter and a below-average defensive fighter. This explains the mixed results of his bouts. He had some impressive wins, but he suffered too many bad losses to be rated in the upper echelon of NHL fighters.
 EC
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Feb 7 16:37 ET
Dave Brown win by TKO Fun 
6
Dave Brown is carrying the puck along the boards near the blueline. He is about to make a pass when defenseman Don Jackson comes in to take a run at him. However Jackson gets his stick up and it catches Brown up high in the face. Jackson then takes a shot at Brown, hitting him in the face with a gloved punch from his left hand. Brown is enraged and he went right after Jackson. Brown gets his gloves off and he wants to enact some revenge.

The fight itself doesn't last long. Jackson is slow at getting his equipment off (Brown already had his gloves off when Jackson still had his gloves on and was still holding his stick). Given that he started everything, Jackson should've expected some retaliation so you can't blame Brown. Brown tags Jackson with three quick lefts, and Jackson goes to the ice. Brown hits him a couple more times before the officials jump in to stop it.

As Battleship already pointed out, Jackson acted very foolishly here. He needlessly started trouble with Dave Brown who was one of the most dangerous men in the league. Getting your stick up on Brown and throwing a punch at him was like playing Russian Roulette. You were apt to get your head taken off. Brown certainly tried to do that to Jackson as he pummeled him with lefts during their brief encounter. Jackson was dropped by one of Brown's left, giving Brown the TKO victory.
fanwiththeshoe
288 fight reviews

Aug 8, 2005 03:08 ET
Dave Brown win by TKO Fun 
8
Once again, Brown breaks free and lands hard left hand after left hand. One-sided event in Stanley Cup finals. Good job by Brown and good job by Oilers.
JruGordon
411 fight reviews

Dec 24, 2005 22:10 ET
Dave Brown decisive win Fun 
6
i thought that Brown jumped Jackson from what i saw of this, from the CBC feed. this happened before the Marsh/Jackson fight
re
9282 fight reviews

May 16, 2009 17:53 ET
Dave Brown decisive win Fun 
5
Brown swings Jackson around while hammering him with big punches then Jackson falls to the ice and Brown continues pounding him.
TheDanLine
10960 fight reviews

Jul 28, 2013 17:30 ET
Dave Brown win by TKO Fun 
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FrAn6
3587 fight reviews

Jan 31, 2014 00:30 ET
Dave Brown decisive win Fun 
4
Oneill.the.Giant
11298 fight reviews

Jul 5, 2014 12:33 ET
Dave Brown decisive win Fun 
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NetCrasher
6 fight reviews

Aug 31, 2015 10:24 ET
Dave Brown win by TKO Fun 
6
Don Jackson made the foolish mistake of trying to go after big Dave Brown. Big mistake. Brown just unloads lefts and TKO's Jackson in this playoff fight. It was a quick, but decent scrap. Don Jackson really paid the price here.
itsJ.Millertime
11945 fight reviews

May 11, 2016 23:25 ET
Dave Brown win by TKO Fun 
7
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CN
Mar 26, 2004 18:39 ET
Last game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Earlier in the game Jackson ran at Brown - nothing developed. With little time remaining and the Oilers up by many goals the 2 find themselves on the ice together. Eye contact is made, the gloves come off and they start throwing. It looks like Jackson was unaware that Brown is a lefty. He gets caught with a beauty early in the fight which knocks him off balance. Unfortunately when Brown is in a fight and he starts throwing the left he gets himself in a rhythm and the only way you can stop him is to knock him down. This doesn't happen here! Brown doesn't let up. He keeps throwing them until Jackson crumples to the ice. A clear decisive win for Brown - a humiliation for Jackson.Reply
SarcasticPillow
May 30, 2009 14:48 ET
All events at this time.

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bradu
Jul 27, 2012 21:10 ET
I really don't see this one as unfair. Jackson runs Brown with his stick up in his face, then decks Brown with a glove on punch. Then Brown kicked his ass.Reply
DerDiggler
Jun 6, 2013 22:23 ET
This really wasnt unfair. Jackson threw the first punch, so how exactly did Brown sucker him?Reply
TheDanLine
Jun 6, 2013 22:28 ET
You think this should be unfair?Reply
imfondofthuggery
Jul 28, 2013 03:56 ET
No way in hell that Brown's reaction was unfair.Reply
TheDanLine
Jul 28, 2013 17:29 ET
I don't think this should be unfair, a lot of other people feel the same way.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Jul 29, 2013 17:56 ET
I wouldn't say Dave Brown suckerpunched Don Jackson but I don't think the fight was fair. Jackson had time to fight back but he didn't and didn't intend to until after the linesmen broke them up.Reply
no.7
Jul 30, 2013 06:59 ET
Quote from message by BattleshipRules
Jackson was facing Brown and it was foolhardy not to expect incoming fire.
I agree with this assessment. In addition, the rules say "don't call unfair unless 100% sure" and I can't see how one can be 100% sure here. The unfair call has been cancelled.
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bzane
May 12, 2016 07:53 ET (later updated)
DON JACKSON'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!

Many good reviews and messages about this one, Jackson boldly going where no one has gone before to get pummeled by Dave Brown and then Brad Marsh. Good reading. Battleship, I will offer one possible query: reading that Brown initially threw a RIGHT (!) I considered offering the clip on eBay for an extortionate price owing to its rarity among collectors. On further review- from the slow-motion replay, which is distant and indistinct- it seems to me that Brown used his right for more of a jersey grab at the shoulder than an actual blow. The grip secured, he then worked over the masochistic Jackson with his traditional lefts.

I defer to your expertise as one of the star reviewers on this site. What do you think?
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BattleshipRules
May 12, 2016 14:11 ET
I see your point. I will edit the review later. Thanks for the insight.Reply


Mini-Brawl at 55:22
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Duration N/A  Dave Brown  Doug Crossman  Brad Marsh     Don Jackson  Kevin McClelland   
# Players Involved: 7
Blood: A Bit
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JruGordon
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Dec 24, 2005 22:15 ET
Jackson is jumped by Brown, everyone else comes in, Jackson gets involved briefly with Crossman while Crossman's on the bench after Jackson is pulled away from Brown, then Marsh jumps Jackson...i don't know how much McLelland was actually involved, but i remember him being led away without his gloves on...i don't remember who else was involved, i'll have to watch it again Fun 
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Fight at 55:22
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 Brad Marsh 6'3''  220lb 10N/AN/AN/AFair Amount
 Don Jackson 6'3''  210lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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JruGordon
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Dec 24, 2005 22:11 ET
Brad Marsh decisive win
Fight called Unfair by JruGordon on Dec 24, 2005
Reason: Brad Marsh suckered Don Jackson
 Fun 
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this started while the CBC feed was showing Brown jumping Jackson...when it comes back Marsh is pounding Jackson
itsJ.Millertime
11945 fight reviews

May 11, 2016 23:25 ET
Brad Marsh decisive win
Fight called Unfair by JruGordon on Dec 24, 2005
Reason: Brad Marsh suckered Don Jackson
 Fun 
5
Marsh hammers away with rights.
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oldtimegoodtime
May 29, 2006 09:37 ET
Was this fight really unfair? When the camera arrived Marsh had Jackson down on his knees pummeling him. But is there any evidence that Marsh suckered him to start with?Reply
AlBowman
Apr 10, 2009 17:07 ET
Marsh did not actually sucker him. Brown had pounded Jackson down, and when Jackson got up, he was pissed and as he was being led to the box, he had words with Marsh and Marsh just started throwing punches. It was not suckering, but Jackson was really done after the Brown fight, and Marsh was fresh. Marsh did pummel him.Reply
michiann
May 27, 2011 02:20 ET
Sather was livid because he started verbally-harassing mike keenan after this , saying that he deliberately sent his fighters on the ice with very little time in the game while the game was won by the oliers. The camera switches to a closeup of McClelland on the bench yelling at the flyers and calling them "assholes" > i read his lips easily, so thats how i know.Reply
bradu
Jul 18, 2014 20:20 ET
Jackson was involved in 2 clear fights here, and because both fights were so completely one-sided, he didn't even pick up a fighting major!Reply


Event at 60:00
Philadelphia PlayersEdmonton Players
Duration N/A     Glenn Anderson  Billy Carroll  Paul Coffey  Lee Fogolin  Grant Fuhr  Randy Gregg  Wayne Gretzky  Charlie Huddy  Pat Hughes  Dave Hunter  Don Jackson  Mike Krushelnyski  Jari Kurri  Willy Lindstrom  Kevin Lowe  Dave Lumley  Kevin McClelland  Larry Melnyk  Mark Messier  Andy Moog  Mark Napier  Jaroslav Pouzar  Dave Semenko  Esa Tikkanen   
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itsJ.Millertime
May 11, 2016 23:26 ET
84-85 season complete.Reply

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