Apr 11, 1978
Round 1,  Game 1
Los Angeles - Toronto3-7

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Scrum    
2  N/A  Scrum    
3  32:32  Fight  Goldup-Maloney
4  33:24  Fight  Murdoch-Williams

Scrum at N/A
Los Angeles PlayersToronto Players
Duration N/A  Marcel Dionne  Dave Taylor  Bert Wilson     Jerry Butler  Trevor Johansen  Ian Turnbull   
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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Samuelsson
13075 fight reviews

Jul 17 03:40 ET
The little scrum in first period in Leafs zone. Fun 
2


Scrum at N/A
Los Angeles PlayersToronto Players
Duration N/A  Syl Apps  Hartland Monahan  Gary Sargent  Bert Wilson     Pat Boutette  Borje Salming   
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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Samuelsson
13075 fight reviews

Jul 17 04:03 ET
Some pushing and shoving in third period in Leafs zone. Fun 
1


Fight at 32:32
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:25ThrownLanded   Big   
 Glenn Goldup 6'0'' 1190lb 5550N/A
 Dan Maloney 6'1'' 1195lb 5660
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 hb11
3930 fight reviews

Feb 6, 2008 19:18 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Ian Turnbull kneels and blocks a centering pass, freezing the puck in front of the net for a whistle as Maloney and Goldup jostle in the circle to the left of the Toronto goal. The fight starts off camera and is joined in the early stages. Maloney and Goldup are in at close quarters and Goldup lands a couple of right uppercuts to the body and then a noogie. Maloney goes to the body with a right uppercut as well and Goldup throws two more short, weak punches to the head. Maloney delivers some more noogies and then grabs his hair and pulls for a few seconds (neither of these old school players wore a helmet). They lean on each other and the linesmen get in between them.

Draw. The punch count is likely incomplete since there was no replay available to catch the initial seconds of the scrap. Regardless, it seems apparent that the fight was very even. It was surprising that Maloney even bothered dropping the gloves here. He was at the end of a marathon shift and looked very fatigued at the fight's conclusion.
 BattleshipRules
12359 fight reviews

Nov 30, 2012 18:12 ET
Dan Maloney narrow win Fun 
3
Goldup and Maloney were pushing and shoving. Dan got his stick up and attempted to cross-check Glenn in the face. Goldup got his stick up and blocked the blow. Then, Glenn cross-checked Maloney in the face with pretty good force.

The men dropped the gloves. The fight took place in close quarters. Goldup missed with a couple of right hands. Then, he clinched in tight. Maloney missed with a couple of shots, landed three decent rights, and connected with two light raps. Goldup landed a couple of light right handed raps of his own. Then, the men clinched until the refs broke up the fight.

I rate this as a narrow win for Maloney. He landed three decent blows. The two other shots he connected with were light raps. Goldup only landed a couple of light raps in response. Maloney landed the only legitimate scoring blows and earned the win in a poor bout.
Cairns
120 fight reviews

May 11, 2006 13:11 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Toronto's goalie covers up the puck. Maloney and Goldup get there sticks up just off to the left of the goalie. Both drop the gloves and have a tight grip of one another, head to head. Maloney lands about four noogies to the side of Goldup's head. Goldup then replies with about 2 or 3 of his own noogies. Maloney then grabs Goldup by the hair as he has a mini-Wensink fro going on. Refs break it up cleanly.


Fight at 33:24
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:20ThrownLanded   Big   
 Bob Murdoch 6'0'' 1195lb 5320N/A
 Dave "Tiger" Williams 5'11'' 1190lb 513112
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 BattleshipRules
12359 fight reviews

Mar 24, 2012 09:47 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
6
"Tiger" Williams was one of the best instigators in NHL history. He had a way of getting under the skin of opponents. On this occasion, he got into a shoving match with Bob Murdoch right in the crease of the Kings goal. He interfered with Rogie Vachon's ability to follow the puck and Borje Salming took advantage of the screen to score a goal.

Murdoch and Vachon were furious and Williams added insult to injury by taking a swing at Bob with his gloved hand. Murdoch had enough of the provocation and droped the mitts with "Tiger." Bob appeared to land a quick right hand as the bout began. After a little wrestling, Williams got a good grip around Murdoch's shoulders and started to throw some left hands.

Williams landed with a couple of partial connects in the early stages of the bout. Dave got a good grip around the back of the collar of Murdoch and got him into a bit of a headlock. "Tiger" landed a good uppercut and followed with some quick left hooks. Most of Dave's shots were landing. Most were decent blows, but he nailed Bob with a hard left hook that really appeared to get Muchdoch's attention.

The officials were stepping in and they pulled Dave off his opponent. Murdoch took advantage of the separation and appeared to land a pretty good shot before the refs were able to tie him up. Rogie Vachon was furious with Williams, for getting in his crease and handing out a beating to Murdoch. He was trying to get a pound of flesh against "Tiger," but he was unable to get at him.

This was a clear win for Williams. He had a significant edge in punches landed. He landed a couple of hard shots that snapped Murdoch's head back. Bob was only able to land a couple shots in return. Dave was able to get Murdoch in a good headlock and this enabled him to tee off on Bob. This was the decisive factor in this fight.

Williams was one of the most willing fighters in NHL history. He took on all the best fighters of his era. He was not an elite fighter and had some limitations. He was not a big puncher and had only average pop in his punches. He was not a great tactician and he was outboxed by guys like Garry Howatt. He was easy to hit and this hurt him in bouts against big punchers like Clark Gillies and Battleship Kelly.

Despite some deficiencies as a fighter, Williams could hang tough with most guys in the NHL on a regular basis. On any given night, he could perform surprisingly well. This is illustrated by his solid performances against Behn Wilson, Bert Wilson, and Jack McIlhargey. When Dave lost a bout, it was usually against a very good fighter.

Williams had some qualities that made him a formidable opponent. He had quick hands, he was a tireless volume puncher, and he had incredible resiliency and recuperative powers. He displayed good timing when it came to getting into scraps. He motivated his team and infuriated the opposition at opportune times. This was clearly the case as his actions led to a Borje Salming goal on this occasion.

Williams deserves respect for his fistic efforts. He was as brave as any of his peers in the NHL. He took on all the tough guys in the league. In the minors, he took on Clark Gillies again and again. This was a man who never acknowledged that he was a beaten man. He continued to be an instigator and a willing fighter no matter how many losses he suffered.

The "Tiger" was a battler and a gladiator who played with passion. There was no quit in him and he was willing to go out on his shield. Some hockey fight fans have disparaged him and have claimed that he was a patsy with no fighting ability. The video evidence and first-hand observer accounts prove conclusively that this is not the case.

"Tiger" also had longevity in his favor. He wouldn't have racked up just a shade under 4,000 career penalty minutes if he were a glorified punching bag. He was an above average fighter, but a terrific agitator, instigator, and provocateur. Most importantly, he was an underrated player with good hockey skill. Not too many of his opponents in bouts were good enough to score 35 goals in a season.

Putting the complete package together, "Tiger" was a hockey legend who performed with uncommon passion and flair. He was a great crowd-pleaser and entertainer. The NHL could use more players cut from his mold in the present day.
 Boreal
516 fight reviews

Sep 9, 2012 10:35 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
6
Borje Salming gets the puck and cuts toward the Los Angeles net. There is a scrum in Rogie Vachon's crease and Salming loses the puck for a moment before getting alone in front of the Los Angeles and beating Vachon with a low shot. Toronto enforcer Dave "Tiger" Williams starts to exchange shoves with Bob Murdoch and the two drop the gloves. They grab onto each other and Williams misses a right. Seeing that Williams and Murdoch have dropped the gloves, players from each side grab somebody and it is a line brawl. Murdoch misses with two rights before they get in tight and grapple while trying to get some punching room. Williams is able to get his right arm free after a while and throws six rights, connecting on four while Murdoch is hunched over. Murdoch misses with a left before connecting with a left as Williams lands a right. Williams lands another two rights and Murdoch begins to turtle. Williams gets in close with Murdoch again as Murdoch misses a left before the linesmen jump in.

Rogie Vachon was watching the scrap and saw Murdoch being fed punches by Williams. Vachon threw off his mask as he raced over to the fight and attempted to break it up. The linesmen had already stepped in so Darryl Sittler held Vachon back. Vachon got away from Sittler but is then held back by referee Bruce Hood. Vachon was angry to see his teammate being pounded by Dave but he could never get revenge on Williams.

This was a good fight. "Tiger" Williams was not the biggest guy and most of the time fought players that were bigger then him. However, smaller fighters can often throw punches faster and that made him a tough opponent for anybody. Williams would lose quite often when he fought but he always got his team going and put up a good fight against his opponent. Williams could also easily cause trouble and he holds the all time record in penalty minutes. Williams was the complete package that I wish the NHL had more of today. Williams could score, fight, get his team going but also anger the other team.

Clear win to Williams in this fight. He landed many more punches then Murdoch and was dominating the fight. This fight was also quite entertaining as Williams was really pounding Murdoch and any fight Williams is in always seems a little bit exciting.

Clear win to Williams in a good fight.
 hb11
3930 fight reviews

Feb 6, 2008 19:35 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
7
Tiger Williams is trying to set up camp in the LA goal crease. Murdoch tries to move him out when Salming scores a goal in tight. Immediately following the goal, Williams misses a big gloved punch with the left. Murdoch tosses a gloved right in return and they shed the mitts. Murdoch gets in close and Williams throws two rights to the earhole. They move out toward the slot area and Tiger lands an uppercut to the face and follows with several more rights, the majority appearing to connect (his back is to the camera making for a less than perfect vantage point). Murdoch's helmet comes flying off but he tries to respond, landing a left to the face that fails to slow Tiger down. Williams tattoos Murdoch's face with three more uppercuts, two clearly jolting his head. Murdoch misses high with a defensive left and as the linesmen start to move in, Williams lands a left uppercut to the face. Murdoch tosses a weak left to the body before they're separated. Goalie Rogie Vachon almost get in there before the zebras. He throws down his mask and tries to intervene but is headed off at the pass by Darryl Sittler and referee Bruce Hood.

Clear win for Williams. Murdoch was reeling from some hard rights to the face but never went down and even threw a couple at the end of the scrap. He was definitely outmatched by Tiger in this one. One of the linesman looked very eager to step in there when Williams was working Murdoch over but stayed out until the other official was ready as well. Borderline decisive victory.
 Cairns
120 fight reviews

May 11, 2006 13:14 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
7
Williams crashes the net as Toronto just scored there 4th goal to go up 4-0. Murdoch pushes at Tiger who gives Murdoch a gloved punch to wit they drop the gloves. Tiger gets Murdoch in a half headlock and gets Murdoch turned sideways as Tiger then lands about 5 or 6 good right handed uppercuts. Murdoch scrambles to get loose as Vachon then comes charging into the area. Sittler slows down Vachon just long enough for the refs to break up the fight. Murdoch then throws 2 or 3 left hands around the refs at Tiger of which maybe 1 landed. The refs then get them broken up.
 heezgawn
63 fight reviews

Mar 8, 2012 12:26 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
4
Borje Salming of the Leafs scores a nice goal, bringing the puck from the side of the L.A. goal out into the slot and shooting it in as players from both teams are crowded around the goal. As the goal is being scored, the Kings' Bob Murdoch cross-checks Tiger Williams, who is in the goal crease. The Tiger throws a gloved left hook at Murdoch which misses, and Murdoch makes the mistake of dropping his gloves first, as Williams then drops his gloves and the two move out from in front of the goal while grappling. It is then that Tiger begins peppering Murdoch's face with right uppercuts, landing about 6 or 7 on his defenseless opponent. Kings goalie Rogie Vachon races to the scene to rescue his teammate, but the linesmen get the job done first.
garvulture
28 fight reviews

Aug 1, 2006 16:53 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
5
Williams wins with a few uppercuts. Both players were trying to keep the fight going after the linesmen seperated them.
mudturtle
29 fight reviews

Sep 25, 2010 07:48 ET
Dave "Tiger" Williams clear win Fun 
7
Williams beats down the incapable Murdoch with Rights. A sad commentary on the teams (Kings) ability to get involved when Rogie Vachon has to come to a players aid! With Big Dave Hutchison injured most of the season the King's were in the wrong era for this lineup of wall-flowers!
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OldFightLover
Sep 13, 2009 23:12 ET
Oddly enough, I just saw this fight and the one that followed between Williams and Murdoch. NHL Network is showing this game as part of their Vintage NHL Games program. I concur that the Maloney-Goldup fight was a draw. It looked like A Brashear fight with all the huggy bear stuff and both only connected with a few noogies. A yawner but, hey, to see a fight video from the 70's is better than none at all.
The Williams-Murdoch fight was all Williams. Tiger was rag dolling him pretty good, all the while gettting a few pops in. I like Rogie Vachon trying getting in there to get Williams and help his teamate out.
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JimMcKenzie
Jan 5 12:02 ET
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