Apr 17, 1980
QF,  Game 2
NY Islanders - Boston5-4 OT

Summary Of Events
1  2:46  Fight  Gillies-O'Reilly
2  8:05  Fight  Howatt-Cashman
3  15:31  Fight  Nystrom-Wensink
4  19:53  Fight  Gillies-O'Reilly
5  20:00  Fight  Sutter-Milbury
6  20:00  Fight  Lorimer-Jonathan
7  20:00  Bench-Clearing Brawl   22 players 
8  20:00  Rough  Langevin-McCrimmon
9  20:00  Fight  Resch-Foster
10  20:00  Fight  Lane-Secord
11  20:00  Fight  Lorimer-Jonathan
12  20:00  Fight  Howatt-Cashman

Fight at 2:46
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:12ThrownLanded   Big   
 Clark Gillies 6'3'' 2210lb 10410A Bit
 Terry O'Reilly 6'1'' 2200lb 101360
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 BattleshipRules
13335 fight reviews

Feb 4, 2018 09:51 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
O'Reilly and Gillies drop the gloves and try to establish a physical tone for the playoff series. O'Reilly started firing rapid-fire lefts and beat Gillies to the punch to land first. O'Reilly set a blistering pace and Gillies seemed surprised by his hand speed. Terry landed several shots in combination. He landed two decent rights followed by two moderately hard uppercuts. Gillies missed two right hands in the sequence. O'Reilly missed a couple of lefts and then landed a couple of more solid shots.

Gillies finally got going and landed a good right to the body followed by a right to the head that may have partially connected. O'Reilly refused to let Gillies seize the momentum and landed two more decent lefts to the head. Terry lost his balance at this point and started to fall. Gillies responded with a takedown. He threw at big right as Terry was going down, but it appeared to miss its target.

O'Reilly had a big edge in punches landed. He never had Gillies badly hurt, so it doesn't fall in the category of a decisive win. It had been a while since the two last fought and Clark seemed surprised at his hand speed. This was an impressive win for O'Reilly. He went into attack mode against the feared power-punching Gillies and surprisingly won this bout with ease.

This was one of the events that demonstrated that O'Reilly was a great fighter. Terry had lightning-quick punches. He was formidable from the start of his career, but he continued to improve at his craft. O'Reilly relied more on his hand speed early in his career, but he became a more complete fighter as time went on.

Gillies was an all time great fighter, but he did have some chinks in the armor. O'Reilly exposed that Clark had trouble getting full extension on his blows if forced to fight at such a fast pace. Gillies was landing punches, but he didn't land with his usual crunching power. Gillies had his moments in the rivalry. He was certainly the bigger hitter. He was a bit uncomfortable with the pace of the bouts with O'Reilly.

O'Reilly was in his fighting prime in 1980. He was one of the most active enforcers in the NHL. He showed terrific courage in fighting the dangerous Gillies again and again in the playoff series. The career rivalry was basically a stalemate. Both men won a couple of bouts and Gillies won a fight by a slim margin that didn't give him a real advantage in the rivalry.

Both men were good players, but Clark was the better player. Gillies was heavyweight champ for a while. Taz never quite reached that status. Clark demolished Dave Schultz and Taz never established a big edge over the Hammer. Styles make fights and Terry's constant motion gave the huge puncher trouble. If he was a whisker slower, Gillies might have had an easier time. The speed of the action ensured that Clark was going to have to hold back some of his energy for defense. O'Reilly was at his fighting best against Jethro during the 1980 playoffs and deserves to be remembered as a great fighter for his good performances in epic rivalries against Gillies, Schultz, and Dan Maloney.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Oct 30, 2012 20:44 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
6
Terry O'Reilly and Clark Gillies come together along the boards and while play goes down the ice, the two heavyweights decide to drop the gloves. Gillies puts his head down early on while O'Reilly gets his left hand going steadily. O'Reilly throws a series of nine lefts, landing three while Gillies misses one right and then hangs on. O'Reilly then pauses as Gillies reaches over top to try and get a grip of O'Reilly's left arm. Gillies then misses two rights before O'Reilly throws four lefts, landing three as Gillies loses his grip and struggles to get it back. O'Reilly falls off balance and goes down as Gillies lands a right and goes to his knees. The linesmen then come in and break it up. A fiery, feisty, fight between these two tough guys. O'Reilly definitely landed more than Gillies and had much better control of the fight. Win O'Reilly in Round Two of their careers and the first of what would be four fights between them in this playoff series.
 SlapShot
207 fight reviews

Jun 24, 2006 16:41 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
I just watched the four fights Gillies and O'Reilly had during the 79-80 season and I don't think I ever seen this many fights where I disagreed so much with what was reported (admittedly I'll disagree with some individual fight reviews from time to time, but never across the board like with these two). Not a disagreement with the reviewers on this site, just what had been reported mostly in the media.

Round 1 was O'Reilly getting Gillies' jersey over his head and landing a number of lefts that Gillies couldn't answer because he was immobilized by his jersey. He did manage to knock O'Reilly down at the end of the fight but for the punches thrown and landed this one is a clear victory for O'Reilly.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

May 12, 2008 11:12 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
Clark Gillies and Terry O'Reilly go at it in the first of their classic playoff tilts. This fight is all O'Reilly. Right off the bat O'Reilly is firing rapid lefts and has Gillies, more or less, ducking and dodging shots with his head down. He never really gets going as O'Reilly is relentlessly firing wild left hands. Gillies attempts a few rights but the assault is too much. O'Reilly, as usual, loses his balance and they go down.

Gillies never got going in this dust-up with O'Reilly. O'Reilly jumped all over him right from the start. Gillies would remember this one and it would touch off a four fight series between these two.

You have to give O'Reilly credit for really taking it to one of the toughest of his era in Gillies.
billybalz
242 fight reviews

Apr 10, 2005 07:01 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
6
this one pissed clarkie off....he was off balance while o'reilly kept punching....no damage ....and terry would pay 3 more times that series
Billiam
550 fight reviews

Oct 30, 2005 10:59 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
newyorican
17 fight reviews

Oct 30, 2005 11:17 ET
Outcome: N/A Fun 
N/A
I really disagree about Terry paying 3 more times in this series.The following Saturday they fought twice in the Nassau Mausoleum with Terry definetely coming out on top in the second one of the night.Granted,O'Reilly's face looked like a road map,but he did split his 4 fights with Jethroe Gillies in the series.
Lead
56 fight reviews

Apr 24, 2006 07:15 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
6
Gillies is off balance as O'Reilly starts to throw those lefts. O'Reilly keeps throwing them as he went down at the end. Gillies was off balance all fight long.
EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Nov 2, 2006 16:37 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
6
The first of four fights they had with each other in this playoff series. O'Reilly does a fine job with his lefts and scores well. Gillies just can't match up with O'Reilly in this one. Gillies goes down with his head pretty early in the fight and later tries to grab hold of O'Reilly.
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:25 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
8
O'Reilly just pounds away on Gillies with lefts.
FrAn6
3608 fight reviews

Oct 30, 2012 21:01 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
DerDiggler
1549 fight reviews

Oct 7, 2013 15:31 ET
Terry O'Reilly narrow win Fun 
7
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billybalz
Jan 11, 2006 17:22 ET
you're right nyrican i should have said 2 more times...thanksReply
Billiam
Feb 18, 2006 12:47 ET
Well, JPW... I'm not a Bruins fan and I know what I saw. Also, you should look at what constitutes a KO before posting it in your review. You've done it twice, as far as I've seen, in fights that don't merit such a decision.Reply
no.7
Feb 20, 2006 10:31 ET
jpwjr1199,

Could you take a look at this thread:

http://www.dropyourg...ead.aspx?Thread=4226

and check out your review profile?
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no.7
Feb 20, 2006 10:38 ET
jpwjr1199,

The server log shows that you also double-posted as TheHammer8. Double-posting fight reviews is not allowed. All your reviews have been pulled. If you ever double-post again, you'll be banned immediately.
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LukeLaC
Dec 21, 2014 15:39 ET
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Fight at 8:05
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:16ThrownLanded   Big   
 Garry Howatt 5'9'' 4170lb 101040None
 Wayne Cashman 6'1'' 4180lb 10320
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 BattleshipRules
13335 fight reviews

Jul 22, 2012 13:36 ET
Garry Howatt clear win Fun 
5
Howatt started the trouble as he slammed into Dick Redmond from behind. Redmond fell face-first in the boards and was down for awhile. Wayne Cashman jumped right in and went after Howatt for the irresponsible hit on his teammate.

Both guys were wrestling at first. Wayne tried to get Garry's helmet off, but was unsuccessful. Howatt landed a good right hand. He missed with a follow up blow. He landed a decent uppercut. He followed up with a solid connect. Then, Garry landed a decent shot. It was all Howatt early in the fight.

Cashman landed a solid left hook. He followed up with a decent connect. Howatt cleverly pulled the jersey over Wayne's eyes with his left hand. Garry missed with one final blow and took Cashman down to the ice.

I rate this as a clear win for Howatt. He landed a couple of solid punches and a few decent blows. Wayne was just starting to mount a comeback when Garry pulled the jersey over his eyes. Cashman never really got a chance to get any momentum in the bout. Garry landed a few good shots on Wayne, so I think the clear win is the right call.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Sep 14, 2012 22:31 ET
Garry Howatt narrow win Fun 
5
Garry Howatt checks Dick Redmond from behind into the boards in the corner. While Redmond is slow to his feet, a crowd gathers around Howatt who is grabbed by Wayne Cashman. They lose their mitts amongst the other players and start wrestling in tight. Cashman tries to get Howatt's helmet off while Howatt gets free and throws six rights in a row, landing four. Cashman misses a left but then lands two lefts while Howatt misses two rights. Cashman's sweater and shoulder pads are then pulled off by Howatt who misses two rights as Cashman turns away. Howatt then takes Cashman to the ice and the linesmen get in quickly to break it up. A brief fight, not a bad one but average in my opinion. Edge to Howatt for landing a bit more than Cashman. Cashman couldn't really get set in this battle. Howatt was in tight from the get go and got some free right off the bat. Cashman got some distance from Howatt but was soon caught up in his sweater as it went over his head and off. Howatt then got the takedown and ended the fight.
 thebigate
89 fight reviews

May 23, 2008 08:24 ET
Garry Howatt clear win Fun 
6
Howatt and Cashman come together in the far corner by the Bruin net and they shed the gloves. Howatt (who was extremely strong) grabs the much taller Cashman and pushes him into the boards and begins to unload a barrage of overhand rights, uppercuts, and short choppy right hand blows to Cashman. Cash is holding Howatt as close as possible, trying to keep him tied up but it's not working because Howatt connects on a barrage of his punches. The two are finally seperated and Cashman, although uninjured, skates to the box with a bright red face. This was a clear win for the Toy Tiger, however Cashman would even the score at the end of the period (during a fantastic bench clearing brawl) in one of the fights of the year.
srehm1
357 fight reviews

Oct 14, 2008 14:00 ET
Garry Howatt clear win Fun 
5
Howatt and Cashman meet up in the corner during a scrum. Howatt begins firing away with rights. He throws about 5-6 rights when Cashman answers with two good lefts of his own. His jersey comes up over his head and Howatt fires another two shots and then wrestles him down.

Howatt with the clear win for landing more shots and controlling the fight. Cashman took exception to a hit on Redmond by Howatt.
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:28 ET
Garry Howatt clear win Fun 
6
Howatt is in control and clearly outlands Cashman for the win.
michiann
3642 fight reviews

Jul 5, 2012 09:08 ET
Garry Howatt clear win Fun 
N/A
Big Cashman finds himself in a scuffle with little Howatt at the boards. Howatt is aggressive here as he totals 5 facial-punches against Cashman before pushing Cashman down to the ice with Howatt on top. Cashman totaled only 2 facial-punches. Clear win for Howatt.


 Fight at 15:31
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:50ThrownLanded   Big   
 Bob Nystrom 6'1'' 1200lb  28152None
 John Wensink 6'0'' 1200lb  950
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 SlapShot
207 fight reviews

May 29, 2006 18:02 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
9
Old time classic between two of the best ever. Nystrom and Wensink are near the glass and are trading big right hands pretty evenly until Nystrom's really hit the mark. Wensink tries to tie Nystrom up so he can regain some momentum but Nystrom keeps throwing them enough to keep Wensink from being able to regroup and get some shots of his own. The fight had gone on for a long time up to this point, but both were still standing and wanting to throw some more when the zebras NEEDLESSLY jumped in and stopped it. If not for that, this might have gone on as long as the Probert-McSorley marathon that proceeded it many years later. Like that fight, it was two big, tough right handers who didn't give an inch. Great fight.
 racersno5clackson
58 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2007 14:50 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
A lot of people ranked Bob Nystrom as the best fighter in the league this season and he showed why here as he put a one-sided beating on Wensink. Rarely has Wensink looked so tame in a fight. They meet along the boards as Wensink has dumped the puck into the Isles zone and tries to follow the puck into the zone. Nystrom checks Wensink hard into the boards and there is no doubt that Nystrom was looking to fight. They immediately drop the gloves near the boards and it was all Knuckles after that as he pummels Wensink with right hand after right hand. Wensink was doing his best to tie up Nystrom but Bobby´s attack was so furious that at one point John seemed unable to defend himself. But I still wouldn´t call it a decisive win since Wensink recovered somewhat and tried to mount an attack of his own, with limited success. Then the zebras jumped in to break it up.
No challenging of the bench by Wensink in this game.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Sep 14, 2012 22:48 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
John Wensink dumps the puck in while on the rush and then takes a bodycheck from Bob Nystrom. They immediately drop the gloves afterwards and grab onto each others' jerseys in close quarters. Nystrom lands five fast rights in a row and then they wrestle. Wensink throws two rights, landing one as they stand back from each other along the boards and proceed to trade fiercely. Nystrom gets the better of the exchange, Wensink lowers his head and throws six rights, connecting on two as Nystrom throws fourteen rights, connecting on eight. Wensink takes a moment to recover and then raises his head before Nystrom throws two rights and lands one. Wensink shoves Nystrom to the boards and they bounce off them. Nystrom then throws six consecutive rights, landing three while Wensink moves back into close quarters. Wensink misses a right and Nystrom misses a right afterwards and lowers his head. They wrestle but then Nystrom raises his head and throws two rights, landing one before lowering his head again. Wensink misses a right after Nystrom raises his head and they wrestle to the boards. The linesmen then get in and they break the two apart there. Very good scrap between these two rough and rugged tough guys. Nystrom was in total control for the whole fight and landed many more and much better punches than Wensink.
 EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Apr 29, 2006 10:59 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
Both guys came out to fight like raging bulls, going to-to-toe trading rights. Nystrom had the edge throughout the fight. Nystrom smacked in some big rights but Wensink took them without flinching and tried to tie up Nystrom's arms. Wensink didn't throw a single punch in the last half of the fight but showed his toughness by not backing an inch.
 BattleshipRules
13335 fight reviews

Jan 1, 2012 03:57 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
This was a marquee matchup of two of the best fighters of the era. Wensink landed a few good rights at the onset. After that, Nystrom completely took over and dominated. Bobby had a good grip on the jersey right above Wensink's right shoulder. This kept Wensink from getting much steam on his right hands and most of his punches fell inches short.

Nystrom landed with rapid-fire rights and was content to land moderately hard punches rather than making the mistake of trying to go ballistic and go for the KO. He tried to put the hurt on through the cumulative effect of his shots. You can see the same strategy at play in his fights with Larry Playfair and Jim Korn.

Nystrom was one of the all-time great fighters in NHL history because he mastered some of the fundamentals of fighting on skates. He had great balance, threw quick volume punches, and most importantly got a good grip on his opponent from the onset of the fight. He learn these skills over time. Naturally bigger and stronger guys like Dave Hutchison and Jim Schoenfeld gave him a beating in his early years. By 1980, he was accomplished enough to win an impressive victory over one of the strongest and most intimidating fighters of the era in Wensink.
FitzG
4 fight reviews

Mar 4, 2005 17:26 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
N/A
Nystrom clearly on this one but you gotta give Wensink credit for not flinching or moving back an inch on every punch Nystron threw. Wensink could take a punch as well as he could throw one. I asked John about this fight and he told me to this day he doesn't know why he didn't switch hands.
billybalz
242 fight reviews

Jan 7, 2006 19:06 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
9
great scrap....nystrom hammers wensink with rights but john keeps coming back for more...a lotta heart here
hb11
4863 fight reviews

Jul 29, 2006 19:43 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
Good scrap along the boards with Nystrom the much more active puncher. Wensink really doesn't throw a whole lot. Nystrom, on the other hand, pours in one right after another. Wensink uses his strength to try to keep Nystrom away but is clearly outpunched.
fightingisles
192 fight reviews

Feb 25, 2007 16:05 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
7
all nystrom in this fight up against the boards!!
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:32 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
Nystrom domminates this fight landing several big rights for the clear win.
47tooter
108 fight reviews

Oct 6, 2013 18:31 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
Wensink had just got on the ice , his first shift and Bobby just attacks him ! dropping his gloves and swinging nonstop to the bewildered Wensink , John was caught off guard and I bet he may have had a couple drinks , So he spent most of the fight defending and could never get on track with this fight.
What I could never understand is why didn't Wensink go back after and fight him again ? I know he wasn't scared , come-on he beat Wilson and Battleship Kelly !
DerDiggler
1549 fight reviews

Oct 7, 2013 15:32 ET
Bob Nystrom clear win Fun 
8
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Fight at 19:53
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:06ThrownLanded   Big   
 Clark Gillies 6'3'' 2210lb 10531None
 Terry O'Reilly 6'1'' 2200lb 10321
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 BattleshipRules
13335 fight reviews

Jul 22, 2012 17:47 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
3
Gillies was getting heated at the end of the fight-filled first period. Mike Milbury started mouthing off to him behind the safety of his teammates and the officials. Clark really wanted to give him a knuckle sandwich, but Terry O'Reilly decided to get in his way. Mike should have bought Terry a steak dinner for saving his bacon. Otherwise, Milbury would have likely used a steak to cover the black eye Gillies would have given him.

Clark was eager to get another shot at O'Reilly. Terry handled him with surprising ease during their first bout of the night. The two squared off and dropped the gloves simultaneously. Gillies landed a good left jab as Terry charged in. O'Reiily countered with a decent left. Terry landed a good follow up left. Clark landed a decent right hand. Then, he landed a good follow up blow. Terry missed with a left hand and the momentum of Gillies pushed him forward. The result was that Clark fell on top of O'Reilly. The officials stepped right in and stopped the bout.

I rate this as a narrow win for Gillies. This was a brief bout and not a lot of punches landed. Terry landed a decent blow and a good blow. Clark landed a decent right cross and a good right cross. I give Gillies the slight edge for catching Terry on the way in with a good jab. This made the difference in the bout for me. I think it was enough to give Gillies the win, although I can understand why some reviewers have this fight rated as a draw.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Oct 30, 2012 20:45 ET
Draw Fun 
3
As the end of the first period nears, players gather after a whistle and a small scrum begins. Clark Gillies and Terry O'Reilly get together but just share some words. Mike Milbury and Duane Sutter get into then and Milbury does some jawing at Sutter while a linesman keeps them apart. Gillies and O'Reilly move away from the scrum and while a linesman is between them, they agree to go for a rematch in this game. The gloves are off and O'Reilly and Gillies square each other up. Gillies connects on a left jab and then O'Reilly connects with an over the top left before they grab on. Gillies misses a right uppercut as O'Reilly connects on a left hook and then Gillies connects with an overhand right. O'Reilly then misses a left hook as Gillies ducks and O'Reilly falls backwards to the ice. Gillies connects on a right cross as he's brought down on top of O'Reilly. The linesmen are fast to move in and the fight is broken up. This fight was Round Three between O'Reilly and Gillies but it was over in seconds. Despite that, both O'Reilly and Gillies unleashed some punches on the other and each was able to connect multiple times before it was done. I call it a draw, neither was really able to gain much of an upper hand on the other.
 SlapShot
207 fight reviews

Jun 24, 2006 16:44 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
3
Round 2 really wasn't much, just as they were squaring off and beginning to land some shots O'Reilly slipped and went down with Gillies landing on top of him. Narrow victory to Gillies but nothing to get excited about.
 EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Nov 3, 2006 04:00 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
4
Round # 2 in their playoff battle. They both take a classic boxing stance. Gillies in particular looks concentrated and determined. Gillies throws a nice left jab that gets O'Reilly in the chin, at the same time O'Reilly unloads a big left that catches Gillies. After that a short exchange follows where O'Reilly is throwing lefts and Gillies rights, both men connecting. Gillies is having the better of the exchange and O'Reilly falls down followed by Gillies. O'Reilly doesn't go down from the punches though, but is pushed down as Gillies leaned forward.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

May 12, 2008 11:24 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
3
Round 2 for Gillies and O'Reilly in this one. After a short scrum, both O'Reilly and Gillies agree to drop the gloves. Both square off with Gillies looking to avenge his loss earlier in the game. When they come together O'Reilly looks as if he lands a quick left off the bat and Gillies begins to return with rights. They both only manage to throw 2 or 3 punches each when O'Reilly slips (of course) and they both go down.

Gillies appeared to take a slight edge in this one landing a punch or two to O'Reilly's one. Really a nothing fight here but I'll give an edge to Gillies. The good thing about this fight is that you know there's more to come.
billybalz
242 fight reviews

Apr 10, 2005 07:03 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
3
they looked at each other during a break in the action, squared off and clark dropped him in 2 seconds...boring
Billiam
550 fight reviews

Oct 30, 2005 11:04 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Each landed a good punch.. Gillies first and then O'Reilly... O'Reilly falls backwards and that's the end of it..
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:35 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Starts out good with a nice square off and both guys landing a couple but then O'Reilly falls backwards and the fight ends.
michiann
3642 fight reviews

Jul 5, 2012 09:15 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
N/A
Good sequence of events leading up to this fight. Goring steals the puck at the blueline but a whistle truncates the play. That's when Milbury slightly physically harasses Goring. Gillies steps in as an enforcer but a crowd of bruins cuts him off from Milbury. Milbury instead focuses on Duane Sutter as he verbally harrasses Sutter. The focus then switches to O'Reilly who invites Gillies to another fight. Gillies makes short work of him as he lands 2 facial-punches and that's when O'Reilly slips down to the ice which ends it with the refs there. Narrow to clear win for Gillies.
DerDiggler
1549 fight reviews

Oct 7, 2013 15:34 ET
Clark Gillies narrow win Fun 
4
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Fight at 20:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:12ThrownLanded   Big   
 Duane Sutter 6'1''  190lb 15100None
 Mike Milbury 6'1''  205lb 15521
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 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
162 fight logs

Sep 19, 2012 22:31 ET
Mike Milbury narrow win Fun 
3
Duane Sutter and Mike Milbury go down the ice together, hooking onto each other with their sticks while Gerry Cheevers comes out of his net to play the puck. The horn goes to end the first period and then Milbury and Sutter drop the gloves. Milbury lands a decent right immediately while Sutter tries to grab on. Milbury misses a follow up right after he grabs Sutter who puts his head down. Sutter grabs Milbury then and they wrestle for a bit. Milbury weakly lands a right to the body and then loses his helmet before Sutter misses a right. Milbury keeps Sutter's head down and misses two rights while being pushed back into the boards by Sutter. They go down shortly afterward and the officials get in quickly to break it up while another fight breaks out between Stan Jonathan and Bob Lorimer. At the same time, the benches also clear with the period finished. Poor scrap between Sutter and Milbury. Milbury with the edge for landing the only punches.
 BattleshipRules
13335 fight reviews

Apr 17, 2013 17:57 ET
Mike Milbury narrow win Fun 
3
The period ended and Sutter got sandwiched between Cheevers and Milbury along the boards. The men faced each other before dropping the mitts. Mike was quicker on the draw and popped Duane with a pretty good right. Sutter missed with a right and a left. Mike missed a couple of rights and landed a decent left hook.

I rate this as a narrow win for Milbury. Mike's first punch was a pretty good shot and it might be argued that the win was of the clear variety. However, he didn't do much after the initial blow, so a narrow victory seems to be the correct verdict.
 DaveRichterfan
33 fight reviews

Feb 25, 2007 17:15 ET
Mike Milbury narrow win Fun 
4
At the end of the period Sutter, Milbury and Cheevers bump in the corner. Cheevers skates away and Sutter seems to say something to him. Milbury turns around to face Sutter and quickly gets the jump on him with two quick right hands. Sutter tries a short punch of his own before they grab on. The camera then cuts away to Lorimer -Jonathan. When the camera returns a few seconds later, both players are in a heap with the two linesman breaking them up. Very short fight with not a big punch by either landing. Give Milbury the slightest of edges for the early rights and it looks like Sutter was hanging on before the camera cut away.
michiann
3642 fight reviews

Jun 10, 2012 15:23 ET
Mike Milbury narrow win Fun 
N/A
This occurs at the end of the period in the corner. Earlier, Milbury had words and also swiped his glove at Sutter in open ice. Now, this corner-encounter gave Milbury the chance to start trouble. Milbury locks his stick with Sutter's stick so that Sutter has to be face-to-face with him. Then Milbury throws 2 swings but it's unknown if these connected or even partially connected. The camera then shifts away from them but returns only to find both guys piled onto the ice with the refs trying to separate them. Draw to narrow win for Milbury.
DerDiggler
1549 fight reviews

Oct 7, 2013 15:38 ET
Mike Milbury narrow win Fun 
4
Bordeline jumping by Milbury. He landed the only punches and gets a narrow win.
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 24, 2016 20:07 ET
Mike Milbury narrow win Fun 
3
MIlbury lands a good punch at the start then wrestles Sutter.
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SarcasticPillow
Sep 19, 2012 22:26 ET
The fight and ensuing brawl.

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Fight at 20:00
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 Bob Lorimer 6'1'' 5200lb 25N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Stan Jonathan 5'8'' 5175lb 25N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
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Apr 17, 2013 18:03 ET
Stan Jonathan narrow win Fun 
3
Jonathan shoved Lorimer and pinned him against the boards. This skirmish broke out right after Milbury and Sutter started fighting. Stan was the instigator here. Jonathan landed a solid right and a partial connect. He missed a right. Lorimer missed a right, landed a decent blow, and missed with another punch. Stan wrestled him down to the ice and he landed a decent right hand while sitting on top of his opponent.

I rate this as a narrow win for Jonathan. This was the first of the two bouts between the men. This one was pretty tame as Bob was able to wrestle and minimize the damage of the incoming fire. Stan landed a solid right and a couple of decent blows in the contest.
 EC
4968 fight reviews
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Apr 12, 2018 10:30 ET
Stan Jonathan narrow win Fun 
3
While Mike Milbury and Duane Sutter are going at it, Stan Jonathan and Bob Lorimer start mixing it up. Jonathan is the aggressor and goes right after Lorimer who doesn't have much a choice. Jonathan pins Lorimer up against the boards as Lorimer just tries to stay in tight with his tougher opponent. Jonathan gets loose and connects with two rights. Lorimer misses with a right while Jonathan misses with a left. The two men wrestle in close and Lorimer lands a weak blow to the back of Jonathan's head. Jonathan's jersey is coming off and he wrestles Lorimer to the ice, landing one right while on top of him. The other players come over to get involved and a this escalates the situation. The two men would later go at it again a couple minutes later, with Jonathan making short work of the Islander defenseman as he would do some damage.

Jonathan landed the only real effective punches here in this brief scuffle so he gets the edge.
FrAn6
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Oct 23, 2012 01:49 ET
Stan Jonathan narrow win Fun 
4
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 24, 2016 20:08 ET
Stan Jonathan clear win Fun 
4
Lorimer does his best to hold off Jonathan but Stan still scores with a few rights and gets the win in rd. 1.
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SarcasticPillow
Sep 19, 2012 23:01 ET
These two fought twice during the bench-clearing brawl, the first just starting as the Mike Milbury and Duane Sutter fight was going on and the second before the fight between Wayne Cashman and Garry Howatt.

The other fight's reviews seemed more appropriate of the second fight so I added the first one here.
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Bench-Clearing Brawl at 20:00
NY Islanders PlayersBoston Players
Duration 5:23  Garry Howatt  Gord Lane  Dave Langevin  Bob Lorimer  Glenn "Chico" Resch  Billy Smith  Duane Sutter     Wayne Cashman  Gerry Cheevers  Dwight Foster  Stan Jonathan  Brad McCrimmon  Mike Milbury  Brad Park  Al Secord   
# Players Involved: 22
Blood: Fair Amount
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Jul 22, 2012 19:33 ET
The players on the Islanders and Bruins were trying to flex their muscles during Game 2 of this playoff series. Top heavyweights O'Reilly and Gillies set the tone by battling it out less than three minutes into the game. Terry really took it to Clark and won the bout with ease.

Superpest Garry Howatt stirred up trouble a little past the eight minute mark of the first period. He nailed Dick Redmond from behind with a dirty hit. Wayne Cashman went right after him and the two went at it. Howatt got the win against Wayne.

Bob Nystrom and John Wensink decided to get involved in the action shortly after the fifteen minute mark. All the tough guys for both teams looked to get involved in this game. Bob stunned Bruins fans by handling Wensink with ease. He dominated the bout and gave John one of the worst losses of his career.

O'Reilly and Gillies had a rematch with seven seconds left in the period. Clark wanted to go after Milbury who was shooting off his mouth. Terry stepped in and bailed Milbury out. This was a brief encounter where both guys landed a few shots. The two got an early trip to the dressing room before the first period ended.

The tension was thickening in the building. The violence was escalating. It wouldn't take much for the lid to blow off of this one. Trouble started at the end of the first period. Mike Milbury and Duane Sutter got their sticks tangled in the corner. The two stared each other down. Milbury surprised Sutter by landing a good right cross. The two had a bout and Milbury had the edge in the fight.

Stan Jonathan squared off with Bob Lorimer next. Stan got a few good blows in on Lorimer. At this point, the benches emptied. Nystrom and Gillies were done for the period and were not available for the brawl. This put the Islanders at a distinct disadvantage. The Bruins were without O'Reilly and Wensink, but the team still had several capable fighters on the ice. Both teams were tough, but the quality of the second-tier guys of the Bruins was better. Boston had more depth on their roster in terms of fighting ability.

Jonathan continued to land some shots against Lorimer. He did not do too much damage in their first encounter. Bob was able to hold him off with some wrestling. Stan got on top of Bob and this worried the Islanders players. Dave Langevin tried to help out Lorimer, but he was held off by Brad McCrimmon. Those two just wrestled and it didn't appear that any punches were landed in that scrap.

Al Secord and Gord Lane started to exchange pleasantries. It looked like they would go any second. Gerry Cheevers threw off some of his gear. Billy Smith made a beeline for him. Cheevers did not look like he wanted to go. Smith loved these situations and wanted to go after Gerry. Billy got cut off at the pass by backup goalie Yves Belanger. Yves put a choke hold on Billy, but he was trying to play the peacemaker. Glen Resch tried to keep the violence from escalating as well. The four goalies had a diplomatic meeting and they convinced Smith to settle down and stay out of this brawl.

Secord got on top of Lane and started to land some good punches while Gord was on his back. Bryan Trottier tried to break it up, but he was held off by Peter McNab. An official got involved and Gord got back to his feet. The bout continued, but Gord was unable to make a comeback in the fight.

Dwight Foster was being held by Butch Goring. He got a hand free and decked Chico Resch with a left hand. The cameras missed that one, but the Bruins announcers saw the punch clearly. Resch was lying on the ice when the cameras came back to survey the scene.

Howatt and Cashman did some pushing, shoving, and wrestling. They looked like they might have another go, but punches did not fly in this altercation. Jonathan wanted to go with Lorimer again. Bob really looked like he didn't want any more punches to fly. This was a big mismatch. Stan let some more punches go and he nailed Lorimer with two big right hands. Bob was badly hurt and cut up under his eye.

Howatt went over and surveyed the damage of his teammate after the bout was broken up. Garry was furious and really wanted to go after Jonathan. Cashman had been his dance partner throughout the brawl and he prevented Howatt from going after Stan. Garry was looking to put some hurt on someone and he nailed Cashman with a good right hand.

Howatt landed several good punches early in the bout. He abandoned his usual cerebral approach and slugged it out with Wayne. Cashman got his left hand free and had a furious second-half rally in the bout. Wayne won the classic marathon bout. This was a fitting end to the exciting brawl. The brawl was pretty much over at this point. There was a little more wrestling, pushing, and verbal gymnastics over the next minute. The players started to leave the ice and pick up the equipment.

This was one of the best bench-clearing brawls in NHL history. There was a classic fight between Cashman and Howatt. There was a devastating TKO by Stan Jonathan over Bob Lorimer. There were two additional wins by the Bruins. Secord defeated Lane and Milbury got the edge over Sutter.

The Bruins got far the best of the brawl because Gillies and Nystrom were in the dressing room. This was a Pyrrhic victory for the Bruins. They woke up the lion and the Islanders played inspired hockey the rest of the series. The Islanders especially rallied around their popular teammate "Gabby" Lorimer. Lorimer's nickname was given in irony because he was a quiet guy. Bob led by example and was well-respected among his teammates.

The Islanders won this classic game in overtime. The Bruins were not able to make a comeback in the series. The Islanders went on to handle the physicality of the Broad Street Bullies. They were not going to be intimidated by goon tactics. They may have lost some of the bouts, but they were answering the bell every time. The Islanders won their first Stanley Cup that spring. This was the birth of one of hockey's greatest dynasties.
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10
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Sep 19, 2012 22:52 ET
As a rough and tough first period between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders finishes up, the fifth fight of the game breaks out as Mike Milbury and Duane Sutter drop the gloves after the horn goes. The benches clear and another fight gets underway with Stan Jonathan and Bob Lorimer shortly before the one between Milbury and Sutter. Jonathan gets the best of the fight and winds up taking Lorimer down, at which point, Dave Langevin tries to get in to help Lorimer but is held back by Brad McCrimmon. While McCrimmon and Langevin wrestle around, all four goalies come together with Gerry Cheevers and Alain Belanger grabbing Billy Smith. Smith focuses on Cheevers at first but is being held by Belanger so Chico Resch comes in to try to help Smith out. They all grapple and wrestle around and some words are exchanged but nothing more. They all break up after a while and watch as the brawl continues. Al Secord then takes Gord Lane to the ice and begins punching away. Butch Goring, Bryan Trottier, and John Tonelli all attempt to get in but Peter McNab, Don Marcotte, and Bobby Miller keep them out. Lane manages to get up and wrestles with Secord against the boards until the officials come in. Wayne Cashman and Garry Howatt pair off nearby and grapple with each other but then Lorimer and Jonathan come in and pair off again. They start to go and Jonathan quickly takes the upper hand in the fight. Howatt tries to jump in but he's followed by Cashman and kept away from the fight. Jonathan and Lorimer separate soon though and Jonathan backs off while Lorimer wipes blood from his face. Howatt checks on Lorimer and then heads for Jonathan. Howatt suddenly jumps Cashman and begins pummeling away. Cashman recovers though and works back into the fight, eventually getting Howatt down on the ice. The officials then jump in and McCrimmon wrestles Langevin to the ice close by. The brawl dies down and players are escorted off the ice while others gather the many piece of equipment that lay all over the ice. A huge bench-clearing brawl with lots of tough customers involved and some spirited action. Fun 
10
fanwiththeshoe
288 fight reviews

Aug 27, 2005 11:10 ET
Classic bench clearing event with couple awesome fights. This brawl was all Bruins. Jonathan nails Lorimer and Cashman really gives it to Howatt. Entertaining old time hockey action.
By the way, today I saw my first fight of the 2005-06 season here in Finland. Hopefully I see many more in this season.
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10
noble.eagle
1 fight review

Sep 18, 2005 13:42 ET
The "Boston Bloodbath". End of the period brawl started by Mike Milbury with an after the whistle back side hit on Duane Sutter. All fireworks from there. Lots of wrestling and punching--- and blood. All hell breaks loose. Benches clear. Momentum goes back and forth. Close but gotta give slight edge to Bruins in the fight department but this brawl galvanized the Islanders and helped them win the series as Bob Bourne scored OT winner. Can you imagine if Gillies/O'Reilly and Nystrom/Wensink were on the ice for this? They were all off the ice for their respective majors with less than five minutes left in the period. Fun 
10
Lead
56 fight reviews

Apr 24, 2006 07:40 ET
One of my favorite brawl all time.
Too much action to discribe.
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10
EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Mar 6, 2007 01:04 ET
Stuff was going on everywhere here in this all-time classic brawl with Cashman vs Howatt as the highlight. Fun 
10
thebigate
89 fight reviews

Jan 25, 2008 17:19 ET
simply put....the greatest bench clearing brawl in my hockey history. edge to the bruins in the fights, but in my opinion, this is the game that propelled the islanders to their stanley cup dynasty. Fun 
10
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:44 ET
My favorite all time NHL brawl. It was actually the first brawl I ever saw but thankfully not the last. Fun 
10
BostonBruin8
3151 fight reviews

May 1, 2011 05:15 ET
A classic brawl that unfortunetly for the Bruins propelled the Islanders to a dynasty Fun 
10
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JimMcKenzie
Nov 29, 2015 18:05 ET
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 Dave Langevin 6'2'' 3215lb 15N/A
 Brad McCrimmon 5'11'' 3200lb 15
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EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Mar 6, 2007 00:58 ET
Not much of a fight. Both encountered each other twice and both times no punches were thrown. The first time McCrimmon just pushed Langevin along the boards and the second time McCrimmon managed to wrestle Langevin down on the ice. Fun 
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SarcasticPillow
Sep 19, 2012 23:02 ET
I think this could be downgraded to a rough. A lot of this wasn't on camera during the brawl but from what I saw they just wrestled the entire time.Reply
no.7
Jan 12, 2013 17:05 ET
Downgraded.Reply


Fight at 20:00
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 Glenn "Chico" Resch 5'9'' 2165lb 25N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Dwight Foster 5'11'' 2190lb 25N/AN/AN/A
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Duration 1:00ThrownLanded   Big   
 Gord Lane 6'1''  185lb 27100None
 Al Secord 6'1''  212lb 27750
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 SarcasticPillow
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Sep 21, 2012 19:55 ET
Al Secord clear win Fun 
3
Gord Lane and Al Secord pair off when the benches clear and start wrestling around by the boards, a bit away from most of the other players. They just keep a hold of each other and for the most part, watch the brawl as they're near the four goalies, Alain Belanger and Gerry Cheevers for the Boston Bruins and Billy Smith and Chico Resch for the New York Islanders. When they break apart from each other, Secord quickly wrestles Lane to the ice. Secord waits a little but then gets to his knees while a linesman comes in. Then Secord throws five gloved lefts at Lane, landing four while Lane turns away to try and protect himself. Secord changes hands and lands two rights as some of Lane's teammates try to get in to help him out. They're held back by some of Secord's teammates though and Secord lets up and gets to his feet. Lane gets back up as well despite Secord trying to prevent it. Lane then gets himself turned back around to face Secord as the linesmen try to move in and break it up. They stay out though and Lane misses a right and wrestles with Secord who gets a headlock on Lane and pulls his head down. After a while the linesmen move in to break it up, along with Garry Howatt and Wayne Cashman. They get into it while Secord and Lane are separated. Secord landed the only punches in this long but pretty uneventful fight. Secord wrestled Lane to the ice and began whaling away but soon let up and the rest of the fight was almost all wrestling.
 DaveRichterfan
33 fight reviews

Feb 25, 2007 16:47 ET
Al Secord clear win Fun 
4
During the brawl Secord and Lane lock up against the boards. Secord wrestles down Lane and is on top of him when the referee skates over to say something to them. Suddenly Secord unloads several lefts and rights while on top of Lane. Other players and the linesmen intervine enough to allow Lane to get back on his feet with Secord draped all over him. Secord then puts Lane into a tight headlock until they are separated.
EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Mar 6, 2007 00:46 ET
Al Secord clear win Fun 
4
Summed up well by DaveRichterfan. Secord and Lane wrestle with each other along the boards. Secord then wrestles Lane down and falls on top of him. He then unleashes a series of lefts and rights at Lane. Lane eventually gets up and Secord gets him in a headlock.
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:48 ET
Al Secord narrow win Fun 
4
Typical Secord fight as he holds a lot and scores quick, short punches to get the win.


Fight at 20:00
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Duration 0:30ThrownLanded   Big   
 Bob Lorimer 6'1'' 5200lb 25110Fair Amount
 Stan Jonathan 5'8'' 5175lb 25322
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 BattleshipRules
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Apr 17, 2013 18:13 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
8
Lorimer and Jonathan were holding each other and Stan decided it was time for round two. Bob missed with a right hand. Stan landed a good right that sent Lorimer down. Stan landed another good one that finished the job. Lorimer's body hung limp for a time and he was badly hurt.

Jonathan stood over his fallen foe and pulled Gabby back to his feet. Lorimer was hurt badly, but he could wrestle effectively and held Stan in a bearhug. Garry Howatt tried to go after Jonathan, but he was restrained by Wayne Cashman. Bob just held on for dear life until the officials were able to separate the men.

This was a TKO win for Jonathan. He landed a couple of good rights and I am unsure which blow caused more of the damage. The damage was visible on Lorimer's face. His cheek was lacerated and he looked woozy on his skates. The TKO call is technically correct because Bob did not attempt any type of offensive move after going down. He was still out on his feet and just holding on at the end.
 EC
4968 fight reviews
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Apr 10, 2018 12:08 ET
Stan Jonathan decisive win Fun 
6
Stan Jonathan still wants a piece of Bob Lorimer, not being satisfied with their uneventful fight earlier. All kinds of other action is going on as the benches empty. The goaltenders mill about and Gord Lane has a wrestling match with Al Secord along the boards. Jonathan pairs off with Lorimer again and they go for a second time. Lorimer misses with a right and gets tagged with a bomb from Jonathan. He gets bent over and is clearly hurt. Jonathan smokes him again and Lorimer goes to the ice in a heap. Garry Howatt tries to intervene but is held off by Wayne Cashman which is a shame because it would have been great to see two of the top light-heavyweights in the league go at it. Lorimer gets back to his feet but he is in bad shape and bleeding profusely. Lorimer pulls in close and just hangs onto Jonathan, wrestling with him.

Yes, Lorimer was floored by that bomb from Jonathan but that was not the end of the fight. Lorimer did get back up and the fight continued. Not much else happened as he just wrestled with the Bruin, but there was further action so no TKO. I believe a decisive win is the correct call as Lorimer was clearly unable to continue which is why the battered Islander just hung on to Jonathan.
 DaveRichterfan
33 fight reviews

Feb 25, 2007 17:08 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
9
Could be classified as two separate fights. They initially get together along the boards while Sutter and Milbury are fighting. They both get in tight before Jonathan wrestles down Lorimer and ends up on top of him. He throws a few short punches before a crowd of players obscures the camera view. About a minute or two go by with no other activity between these two. The next you see Jonathan he has lost his jersey and he skates over to Cashman and Howatt who have a tight grip and staredown going. Lorimer skates over and intercepts Jonathan and they lock up. They then skate away from the cluster of players and start throwing punches again. Lorimer tries a futile right before Jonathan unloads two devastating right hands. Lorimer goes down. Jonathan stops firing and actually helps Lorimer back up until they separate on their own. Lorimer is cut badly under the left eye.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Sep 21, 2012 20:10 ET
Stan Jonathan clear win Fun 
5
Garry Howatt, Bob Lorimer, Wayne Cashman, and Stan Jonathan gather around Al Secord and Gord Lane as their fight comes to an end. Jonathan pairs off with Lorimer for a second time and they start to grapple, Jonathan with his jersey partly off from their first tilt. They move to some open space and get some space from each other. Lorimer lands a right but loses his balance throwing it. Jonathan lands a right and then pulls the off balance Lorimer to the ice while connecting with a right. Lorimer stays down for a few moments as Jonathan holds back on throwing more punches. Lorimer then grabs Jonathan's leg and Jonathan goes to his knees temporarily. They both get up and Lorimer gets in close quarters to the smaller Jonathan and they wrestle. Jonathan misses a right and after some more wrestling, they step back and break apart from each other. Lorimer adjusts his equipment and is bleeding quite a bit around the left eye. Jonathan is kept back from a linesman but is gone after by Howatt. Clear win to Jonathan. There too many punches thrown here but Jonathan landed a couple and one that connected cut Lorimer badly before he went down. Lormier became very tentative afterward and the entire fight was wrestling when he got back up.
billybalz
242 fight reviews

May 29, 2005 19:03 ET
Stan Jonathan decisive win Fun 
9
during the famous bench clearer during the isles first cup chase...lorimer bloodied by stan...other fights broke out all over including a classic between howatt and cashman
bradu
891 fight reviews

Dec 31, 2006 14:42 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
8
don't know what the penalties were, but these guys first met up in the corner against the boards, and Jonathan basically wrestles him to the ice but no real punches by either. But as the brawl wears on, they end up coming out to open ice to square off, and this is when Jonathan unloads with 2 quick punches, dropping him clean and opening him up!
EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Mar 6, 2007 00:53 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
8
DaveRichterfan summed it up well. They went at it on two separate occasiosns during this brawl. They first went at it along the boards where Jonathan pushed Lorimer against the boards and corked him with a solid right and quickly followed it up with a series of rights at Lorimer. Lorimer tried to answer with weak rights before Jonathan fell on top of Lorimer. After a few minutes they go at it again while Cashman and Howatt are staring at each other. By this time Jonathan have his sweater off. Lorimer throws a right at Jonathan who counters and just nails Lorimer with a beautiful right that sends the much bigger Islander to the ice. The Bulldog restrained himself and gave Lorimer a fair chance to get up again as he clearly could have continued to pummel the defenseless Islander. No more punches were thrown as they just held on to each other. Lorimer was cut under his left eye from that big punch.
SABRESFAN
65 fight reviews

Mar 22, 2008 06:15 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
4
Stan Jonathan without his jersey just hammered Lorimer
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:46 ET
Stan Jonathan decisive win Fun 
8
Jonathan lands a couple huge rights and has Lorimer hurt bad and all he can do is cover up till the fight ends.
BostonBruin8
3151 fight reviews

May 1, 2011 05:13 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
7
Lorimer didn't know when to quit and got dropped by one of my favorite fighters of all time Stan Jonathan
FrAn6
3608 fight reviews

Oct 23, 2012 01:59 ET
Stan Jonathan win by TKO Fun 
6
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JruGordon
Jan 23, 2008 14:27 ET
i watched this brawl again this morning, and it looked like Jonathan might have given Lorimer a knee to the face after helping him up...since the quality of the tape i have isn't the greatest, that might not be what happened...but it kinda looked like a kneeReply


Fight at 20:00
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Duration 1:00ThrownLanded   Big   
 Garry Howatt 5'9'' 4170lb 101982None
 Wayne Cashman 6'1'' 4180lb 102591
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Jul 22, 2012 14:30 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
10
Howatt went right after Cashman during this classic bench-clearing brawl. He landed some good punches at the start of the bout. Garry nailed Wayne with a big left hook. Cashman seemed unprepared for the blow. He was facing Garry and I'm not sure how he wasn't expecting incoming fire based on what had transpired during the game.

Garry started to fire away with a furious right hand barrage. Mark Topaz commented that Howatt was really fuming because Stan Jonathan had hammered Bob Lorimer in the previous fight. Howatt was fuming and was really trying to get at Jonathan. Cashman happened to get in the way and Garry uncharacteristically went ballistic and started trading power punches. He abandoned his usual calculating and cerebral approach. He was fixing to put some hurt on Wayne.

Howatt landed a partial connect with a right hand. He followed up with five consecutive uppercuts. Four of the blows were solid connects. Garry landed another hard right hook. He followed up with two decent blows. Then, he landed another solid uppercut. It was all Howatt early in this bout and he built up a big lead in the fight.

Howatt did not pay much attention to wrapping up Cashman's left hand. Wayne packed a good wallop with that left. In a normal situation, Garry would have been careful to tie up Cashman's biggest weapon. Instead, Howatt was emotionally charged and was thinking about inflicting punishment on Cashman. Garry's best chance at victory would have been to box. Instead, he got into a slugfest with a bigger opponent with better punching power.

Cashman started pumping away with left hands. Wayne landed two decent left hooks. He made a good strategic move by wrapping up Garry's right hand. This was the turning point in the bout and it was all Cashman the rest of the way. Wayne continued to fire away with left hooks. This was the right weapon of choice because Garry was difficult to hit with crosses. He got in so close in his fights. A hook was the perfect choice to go with.

Cashman landed a partial connect. Then, he missed a blow. He landed two solid left hooks. He followed up with a partial connect. Cashman missed with a couple of blows. Howatt threw two right hands, but they were with difficulty. He was not able to fight his way through Wayne's grip to land scoring blows. Garry missed badly with his second attempt. This put him right in the line of fire of Cashman. Wayne landed a good left hook and followed with a decent blow.

Normally Garry would look to wrestle when he was getting hit with this much frequency. In his final bout with Dave Schultz in the 1975 playoffs, he wrestled after eating several hooks. Howatt was a guy who would cut his losses sometimes when he was getting beat and look for revenge in a rematch. Garry started to wrestle on the inside. Inexpilcably, he did not take advatage of the brief pause to get a better grip on Wayne's arm. This was a serious strategic blunder in this instance.

Wayne continued to fire away with left hands. He landed a partial connect. Howatt countered with a solid right. This was the first punch he had landed in some time. Both guys looked visibly tired. Wayne missed a blow and landed another decent shot. Howatt came back and landed a solid right hand. Garry started flapping his gums and Wayne drilled him with a good left hook.

Howatt missed with his next blow. Both guys were exhausted, but Garry looked worst for the wear. Howatt landed one more uppercut. Then, he fell to the ice after missing the a blow. Cashman nailed him with a hard left. He followed up with a solid connect. The referees finally stepped in to stop the terrific marathon bout.

I rate this as a clear win for Cashman. Howatt built up a good lead early in the fight. However, Wayne had a long furious comeback. He scored lots of solid left hooks. Garry actually landed a few more solid blows towards the end. Wayne landed a couple of good ones at the end of the bout. Wayne seemed to put more hurt on Howatt in the fight. Most of the reviewers saw this as a clear win for Cashman. I see no reason to dispute the call.

This was a thrilling fight with great action. Both guys fought until they were completely exhausted and dropped to the ice. I rated this bout as a ten for excitement. This was the best fight in one of the most exciting bench clearing brawls in NHL history. There was edge-of-your-seat drama in the Cashman-Howatt fight and in the brawl. Wayne got his revenge for the earlier loss to Howatt. He turned back the clock and resembled the beast he was in the early 1970's in this bout.
 EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Oct 30, 2006 07:28 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
9
Howatt skates towards Cashman and throws a wicked left-right combination that lands flush on to Cashman's face. Howatt continues to pound Cashman with right uppercuts and right hooks as Cashman crouches down trying to avoid the flurry of punches. Howatt more or less suckerpunched Cashman, because Cashman wasn't given any heads up that they would start to fight. Cashman who of course was from the old Bruins school where no one took any shit from anyone and could easily absorb eating the leather from the opponents. Cashman slowly starts to get into this fight as he throws a series of lefts at Howatt. Howatt sense trouble as Cashman is being riled up and tries to hold on. Cashman continues to work Howatt over with his lefts. Howatt throws a left at Cashman, but to no avail as Cashman is the busier of the two fighters. Howatt tries another left but only catches air and loses his balance. After his miss Howatt is greeted by a nice left by Cashman who follows it up with a few more lefts, including an uppercut. Both trade lefts with Cashman being the more active one. Howatt lands one, Cashman lands a fine one as well. Howatt goes for an uppercut and Cashman continues with his lefts, including one or two hooks. Howatt then misses a big left and loses his balance once again, this time Cashman wastes no time in getting back at Howatt and throws two big lefts at Howatt who is on the ice. Howatt tries to get up but is pushed down again by Cashman.

After almost being jumped Cashman came back and pretty much dominated the fight.

Cash may not have been the best fighter around but he was a very, very tough customer.

Tiger Williams on Cashman: "During one scrap, O'Reilly had me down on the ice and Wayne Cashman was trying to kick me in the head with his skates. He got one in through my helmet, leaving a deep cut which required six stitches. But it was obvious he wasn't going to leave it at that. It was then that O'Reilly said, low enough to escape Cashman's hearing, 'Put your head under my body, I'll shield you.' I guess he believed that Cashman was capable of kicking my eyes out."

The Toy Tiger was a quite small guy but feared no one.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Oct 13, 2008 12:53 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
9
This fight takes place during a wild brawl just as the period ends. Milbury began fighting with Sutter and Lorimer began fighting with Jonathan. Both benches had emptied because the period had ended. A wild scene begins to take place as Secord gets on top and pounds away at Gordie Lane. Jonathan then really takes it to Lorimer and cuts him badly. Howatt seeing this wants a piece of Jonathan, but Cashman is in between. As he skates around with his Charlie Manson face on, Howatt comes upon Cashman in his path again and unloads a big sucker punch and then begins unloading on Cashman.

Cashman weathers the storm and then returns fire with lefts. At first Howatt is game and stands in there, but Cashman begins to take over. He fires off a number of lefts and Howatt does a good job of ducking a few. Howatt attempts an overhand left of his own, but misses wildly. He fires a second that again misses wildly, but creates an opening for Cashman. Cash lands several big lefts at this point as he has Howatt fighting southpaw and clearly at a disadvantage.

Both fighters then tire with Cashman throwing lefts, but without much steam to them. They begin to hold on. Howatt fires another quick left and Cashman starts firing more lefts of his own. They tire again at this point and have each other tied up, eye to eye. Cashman then lands a good shot prompting a response from Howatt. Cashman then actually crosses up Howatt. He uses his right to tie up Howatt's right and you can see him pull free and try to set up open shots. He gets off a few open lefts and Howatt fires a wild shot that misses and they go down. Cashman lands on top and fires two big lefts while Howatt is down. Howatt tries to get back to his feet but Cash wrestles him down and stays on top.

Wild brawl here and a great fight between Cashman and Howatt. Cashman has to be given credit for coming back the way he did against Howatt after the sucker punch. Cashman showed some true heart battling back and gets a clear win in my book in a classic. This game is a must see for everyone. A number of classic bouts were featured in this one including the bench clear.
 DaveRichterfan
33 fight reviews

Feb 25, 2007 16:57 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
10
Absolute classic fight in an absolute classic brawl. Howatt and Cashman during the brawl have each other tied up pretty tightly when Lorimer and Jonathon separate from the rest and Jonathon pounds Lorimer. Howatt somehow gets freed from Cashman and quickly checks on Lorimer, he then goes looking for Jonathan when Cashman skates between Howatt and an off-camera Jonathon. Cashman skates too close to Howatt who suckers him initially with a left then switches to a flurry of right crosses and right uppercuts. Cashman regains his senses and takes over the fight throwing several left crosses and uppercuts. Howatt begins to tire and Cashman continues with the lefts including one dandy left cross. Howatt tries one desperate last left that misses causing him to slip to the ice. Cashman throws a few more punches for good measure while on top of Howatt. Fantatic fight in a memorable brawl.
 thebigate
89 fight reviews

May 5, 2008 19:20 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
10
Howatt wanted at Jonathan in the worst way, but Cashman kept running interference and so Howatt suckered him with a nasty left right combo, and went to town on Cash throwing rights and lefts. To Cashmans credit, he gathered himself together and began returning fire with his big left handed bombs. After a while Howatts tank was empty and Cashman continued to pound away on him. Eventually, Howatt missed with a wild punch and lost his balance and hit the ice with Cashman landing on top and still throwing punches making him a clear winner in this bout, which i'd call possibly the fight of the year, in the best bench clearing brawl i've ever witnessed. An absolutely true classic.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
162 fight logs

Sep 21, 2012 20:38 ET
Wayne Cashman narrow win Fun 
8
Garry Howatt checks with Bob Lorimer after his fight with Stan Jonathan. Lorimer is cut a fair bit but otherwise okay and Howatt heads after Jonathan. Wayne Cashman gets in front of Howatt though and instead of getting to Jonathan, Howatt jumps Cashman. Howatt lands a left which gets Cashman ducking and Howatt follows up with ten rights, landing seven. Cashman recovers though, he gets his head up and throws five lefts, landing two as Howatt misses a right. Howatt then misses a right as Cashman lands a left. Cashman throws five lefts and lands three as Howatt ducks and switches hands. Howatt misses a left while Cashman lands a left and then follows up with a missing left. Howatt then misses a left badly and gets bent over. Cashman throws three lefts after and lands two before Howatt uprights himself. Cashman stands back and then misses a left. Howatt leans away but then gets in close with the bigger Cashman who lands a left. Howatt lands a left and then Cashman throws two lefts, landing one before Howatt lands a left. Cashman then misses a left as Howatt ducks but then Cashman lands a right. Cashman lands a left and ducks while Howatt misses a left and stays in close. Cashman lands a left and then Howatt misses a right before ducking as Cashman misses two lefts. Howatt then gets a hand up in Cashman's face as he stands back. Cashman misses a left and then Howatt misses a left which causes him to fall down. Cashman misses a left and goes down too but then throws two lefts, landing one before forcing Howatt to his back. They break up while they're down. Really entertaining fight. Howatt jumped Cashman to start the fight but Cashman recovered quite well and then came back and took control of the fight. Slight edge to Cashman in my book.
FitzG
4 fight reviews

Mar 4, 2005 17:33 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
N/A
Way to go Cash you got sucker punched and Howatt paid for it. What a cheap shot artist. He'd been better off with a tired Jonathan.
billybalz
242 fight reviews

May 29, 2005 19:05 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
9
howatt snaps and lands a few before cashman knew what happened...he quickly got the lefts going and got the "W" here
fanwiththeshoe
288 fight reviews

Jun 26, 2005 02:43 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
8
Big classic brawl.Cashman lands some hard lefts. Wild battle..like hitting a fan with the shoe.
mrpink51089
181 fight reviews
1 fight log

Mar 31, 2007 12:38 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
9
Howatt throws a semi-cheap shot on an unsuspecting Cashman and they go at it. Howatt lands a lot of good punches early, but Cashman takes them all and then just pounds on Howatt. Great fight in the greatest brawl ever.
RedWingsWereTough
243 fight reviews

Jul 2, 2007 21:14 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
9
Howatt blatantly suckered CashMan who was just holding on to him. Howatt seem to look behind Cashman while they were holding on and then he just started throwing but once Cashman got his bearings he beat the shit out of Howatt with left hands. Howatt was such a little faggot
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2011 15:51 ET
Wayne Cashman narrow win Fun 
10
Great fight as Howatt lands a few nice rights to start after getting the jump on Cashman but Cashman comes back in a big way and takes over the middle and later stages of the fight to get the clear win.
FrAn6
3608 fight reviews

Oct 23, 2012 01:55 ET
Wayne Cashman clear win Fun 
8
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otiss32
Feb 25, 2006 06:54 ET
too good to be true in what has to be the single greatest game in NHL history for all the titanic heavyweights fought each other followed by the number 1 bench clear in my opinionReply
pluguglies
Jul 3, 2007 16:42 ET
Cashman supposedly uttered for Bruce Hoods benefit,'I'd like to cut someones eyes out with this stick'.

LOL Not a big Boston fan but I aways liked Waynes attitude.
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thebigate
Apr 20, 2008 12:52 ET
dont know what sabres fan was watching to give it a 5 on the fun scale. thats completely unfair and out of whack.....way out of whack !Reply
jasnpast
Jun 10, 2008 01:37 ET
No.7, what were the game totals for PIM in this game? If it's not the all-time record for a Stanley Cup playoff game, then Newell wasn't doing his job.

Christ, how am I going to review this? It'll take me two days.
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itsJ.Millertime
Feb 19, 2011 15:57 ET
I have been watching hockey since 1978 and this still rates as the my favorite hockey game I ever witnessed and the one that turned me into such a huge hockey fan that I was until about 3 years ago. I can still remember O'Reilly (my childhood hero) pounding Gillies and jumping off the couch from excitement, I can remember jumping up and down and screaming during the brawl and my mother running into the room to see what was wrong. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Rewatching this reminds me just how great this sport could be and was. It's a shame what they did to this once great sport.Reply
BattleshipRules
Jul 22, 2012 17:25 ET
There was about 30 seconds more of action between the two beyond what the video above is showing. The further action can be seen in the video of the full-scale brawl.Reply
itsJ.Millertime
Jul 22, 2018 04:12 ET
Can't get enough of this brawl, seen it over a hundred times I'm sure yet watched it in it's entirety once again. Watched all the fights from this game actually, how can you not when it's basically every legendary tough guy on both teams fighting each other. 38 years later and I still feel a wave of happiness when watching it.Reply

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