Oct 29, 1981
Pittsburgh - Philadelphia4-6

Summary Of Events
1  0:08  Almost Fight  Rissling-Cochrane
2  6:46  Fight  Rissling-Kerr
3  11:17  Cheap Shot  Anderson-Propp
4  11:17  Fight  Baxter-Wilson
5  11:17  Brawl   10 players 
6  11:17  Fight  Anderson-Linseman
7  11:17  Fight  Baxter-Wilson
8  21:44  Cheap Shot  Boutette-Cochrane
9  25:50  Fight  Price-Kerr
10  39:07  Scrum   7 players 
11  57:47  Rough  Boutette-Cochrane
12  57:47  Fight  Baxter-Wilson

Almost Fight at 0:08
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Duration N/A
 Gary Rissling 5'9'' 5175lb 35N/A
 Glen Cochrane 6'2'' 5210lb 35
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vsurov2
Dec 13, 2010 08:53 ET
PHI - Glen Cochrane (Roughing) 0:08 ; PIT - Rissling (Roughing) 0:08 ;Reply


Fight at 6:46
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Gary Rissling 5'9'' 6175lb 50N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Tim Kerr 6'3'' 6225lb 50N/AN/AN/A
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vsurov2
Dec 13, 2010 08:54 ET
PIT - Rissling (Charging) 6:46 ; PIT - Rissling (Misconduct (10 min)) 6:46 ;
PHI - Glen Cochrane (Hi stick) 6:46 ; PHI - Tim Kerr (Misconduct (10 min)) 6:46 ;
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Cheap Shot at 11:17
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 Russ Anderson  (Victim) 6'2'' 5200lb 10None
 Brian Propp  (Aggressor) 5'9'' 5190lb 10
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May 19, 2012 13:29 ET
Mel Bridgman manages to take a pass in front of Michel Dion and manages to work the puck into the net for a goal. Russ Anderson comes back to the net and knocks Bridgman to the ice. Brian Propp then barges in with his stick up and spears Anderson right in the neck. Propp's spear drives Anderson back into the net until Anderson is able to swat Propp's stick away. Other players are fast to converge on the scene and moments later a big brawl breaks out. Very cheap play by Propp. Anderson knocked Bridgman over but Propp came in with his stick high and purposefully speared Anderson right in the neck. Emotion 
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primeau25
Apr 6, 2012 09:44 ET
Mr. Pillow, If you watch the video again, Propp's actions were not unprovoked. Anderson knocked Bridgeman down as the puck went in and Propp objected to it. I'm not saying what Propp did was right, but I just wanted to clarify that Anderson and not Propp actually started it. Anderson may have thought the puck was still loose and he was just clearing the front of the net, but that action is what led to Propp's spear.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Apr 6, 2012 12:25 ET
That's fine. I did mention Russ Anderson knocking Mel Bridgman to the ice as the precursor to the Brian Propp spear. True it wasn't unprovoked but it was still a cheap play by Propp and certainly not equal to what Anderson did.Reply


Fight at 11:17
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Duration 0:04ThrownLanded   Big   
 Paul Baxter 5'11'' 4189lb 21210None
 Behn Wilson 6'3'' 4210lb 21000
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Nov 4, 2012 20:22 ET
Paul Baxter win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
6
Wilson and Baxter did some pushing and shoving in front of the Pittsburgh net. The two moved away from the front of the goal. Baxter appeared to not want to swap punches, but he was just playing possum. Wilson let his guard down thinking the scrum was petering out.

Baxter hammered Wilson with a left hook. Behn fell hard to the ice. He was not expecting the sucker punch and he dropped to the ice like a sack of potatoes. Baxter missed with a follow up blow, but the damage was done. It was a very rare sight to see Behn writhing in pain on the ice.

This was a TKO by Baxter in an unfair fight. Wilson was hurt and it took him awhile to recover from the blow. Behn was able to get up and he exacted his revenge. Wilson was the wrong guy to double-cross. Wilson beat Baxter bad in two fights later in the game.
 hb11
3930 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2006 05:11 ET
Paul Baxter clear win
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
5
Wilson is standing around the goal crease talking when Baxter throws off the gloves and lands one on Wilson who goes down most likely to draw the penalty. Looked to me like he saw it coming but didn't want to fight.
 EddieShore
912 fight reviews

Jan 5, 2007 23:17 ET
Paul Baxter clear win
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
3
Baxter definitely suckered Wilson in this one which made Wilson go after Baxter later in the game two times, pounding a turtling Baxter on both occasions.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Jul 6, 2008 18:01 ET
Paul Baxter win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
3
Baxter just drops the gloves and suckers Wilson. Wilson went down and went into the turtle and the linesmen got in. To Baxter's credit he doesn't pound Wilson, but I'm sure that had more to do with what Wilson might do to him in retaliation. I'm not sure if Wilson was looking for a penalty call, but he was facing Baxter I believe. Not a total thug maneuver by Baxter, but a cheapshot in my book.
 SarcasticPillow
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May 19, 2012 13:30 ET
Paul Baxter win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
5
After players gather following Brian Propp's cheapshot on Russ Anderson, tough guys from both sides, Paul Baxter and Behn Wilson pair off. They just hold onto each other for a short while when suddenly Baxter drops a glove and nails Wilson with a hard left. Wilson is dropped and Baxter misses a follow up left while grabbing hold of Wilson's jersey. Baxter pulls Wilson on the ice, away from the other players but is quickly grabbed by an official. The official is able to get Baxter to let go of Wilson who just stays on his knees, covering up. Definitely an unfair fight. Wilson and Baxter were just paired off when Baxter just jumped Wilson and dropped him with a left.
Merlin401
251 fight reviews

Oct 28, 2004 08:20 ET
Paul Baxter win by KO
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
5
This one was kind of a sucker punch... really shouldn't be counted against Behn. Think of the Cairns-Purinton incident and then you've got a good idea.
HardHitter25
830 fight reviews
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Jun 11, 2007 18:21 ET
Paul Baxter clear win
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
5
Baxter drops the left glove and throws one punch that sends Wilson down to the ice.
mullet
19548 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2009 14:00 ET
Paul Baxter win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
3
They have a hold of each other, both have their gloves on when Baxter suddenly drops his left glove and suckers Wilson who goes down.
itsJ.Millertime
10555 fight reviews

Dec 6, 2015 02:09 ET
Paul Baxter win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
3
TheDanLine
10197 fight reviews

May 19, 2016 14:36 ET
Paul Baxter clear win
Fight called Unfair by no.7 on Jul 7, 2008
Reason: Behn Wilson was jumped and could never fight back
 Fun 
3
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Vindigidy
Mar 17, 2012 16:40 ET
3:56
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mudturtle
Oct 25, 2012 15:41 ET
It is never unfair when dealing with a notorious cheap shot artist like Behn Wilson ! Give Baxter a bonus for this clean shot. Couldnt happen to a nicer guy !Reply
ReggieJax77
Jun 5, 2015 20:53 ET
Looked to me like Wilson went to the ice on purpose to make sure Baxter got the extra penalty. He didn't appear shaken up, to my eyes.Reply


Brawl at 11:17
Pittsburgh PlayersPhiladelphia Players
Duration 4:00  Russ Anderson  Paul Baxter  George Ferguson  Greg Malone  Pat Price     Bill Barber  Mel Bridgman  Ken Linseman  Brian Propp  Behn Wilson   
# Players Involved: 10
Blood: Fair Amount
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May 19, 2012 13:30 ET
Mel Bridgman scores a goal right in the crease of Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie, Michel Dion. As Bridgman scores, he's knocked down by Russ Anderson. Brian Propp goes right in after Anderson then with the stick up and spears Anderson in the neck. Anderson is driven back into the net before swatting Propp's stick away. Other players come in but the officials get between the two team and try to keep them separated. Paul Baxter tries to get at Propp but is held back by Behn Wilson while Bridgman and Anderson get into a little bit of pushing and shoving. Then suddenly Baxter drops a glove and lands a big left on Wilson that drops him. Baxter misses a follow up left and grabs onto Wilson as he just covers up and stays on his knees. Baxter pulls Wilson along the ice but then an official comes by and gets Baxter off of Wilson. Ken Linseman then steps in and grabs at Baxter but Anderson comes in from behind on Linseman and suckerpunches him. Linseman is dropped with a big right by Anderson and Anderson lands a follow up as he lands on top of Linseman. Anderson lands three more rights while on top of Linseman and players gather around over top of them. Wilson has gotten up in the meantime and is guarded by an official while another official stays with Baxter. Bridgman and Greg Malone then pair off and Bridgman drops his gloves and quickly takes Malone to the ice. Then the officials allow Wilson to get free and he immediately squares off with Baxter. They start to go and Baxter stands in and trades with Wilson at first but then Wilson takes over. Baxter just ducks and hangs on as Wilson keeps throwing rights and gets Baxter jerseyed. An official then comes in and tries to stop the fight but Wilson throws some more rights before he's taken down by the official. Baxter tries to get away from Wilson and loses the jersey but Wilson keeps a hold of Baxter and tries to get at him again. An official finally restrains Wilson and Baxter is able to get up and he's kept away from Wilson by an official while another official keeps a hold of Wilson. Meanwhile, Anderson and Linseman get up and an official grabs at Anderson while both Linseman and Bridgman try to get at Anderson. Linseman and Anderson wrestle and eventually go to the ice with the official still holding Anderson. Even though Malone has a hold of Bridgman, he still manages to throw some rights to the body of Anderson while Linseman gets himself free and waits for an opportunity to throw a right at Anderson. Linseman then gets up and goes over to Pat Price who's just wrestling with Propp on the ice and grabs hold of Price. Linseman then lets go and skates over to Anderson who's being escorted off by an official. Linseman decides against going after Anderson but decides against it and shortly afterwards, the rest of the players are broken up and the brawl comes to an end. Fun 
9
 BattleshipRules
12621 fight reviews

Oct 21, 2016 17:39 ET
This was a wild melee. The Penguins and Flyers always had bragging rights in Pennsylvania. Some of the games were quite intense. Mel Bridgman camped out in the slot and scored a goal. Russ Anderson was frustrated and cross-checked Mad Mel. He knocked the rugged forward on his back side. Brian Propp was known for his stick work. He got the blade of his stick on Anderson's throat. The blade made some contact, but there was no major damage.

Propp's stick work was the trigger for a line brawl. Behn Wilson and Paul Baxter lined up. For some reason, Behn's focus was elsewhere. It looked like he had something to say to Greg Malone. Paul took advantage and hammered Big Behn with a left hook. Wilson went down and covered up. He looked shaken up in the aftermath. Behn had a chin like a cinder block, but it appears his body was relaxed as Baxter caught him. This is the only time I've ever seen Wilson badly hurt.

Ken Linseman was likely as stunned as any observer. Baxter could fight, but Wilson was much better. Big Behn was probably the heavyweight champ of the NHL at the time. Him getting decked was as rare of a sight as you would see. Russ Anderson snuck up next to "The Rat". Linseman was trying to say something to Baxter. Anderson drilled him with a huge shot. He fell on Ken and landed a few more blows. Teammates and officials jumped in and there was a pig pile on the ice.

Every player on the ice found a dance partner. George Ferguson and Bill Barber did some wrestling. Bridgman was the "King of the Bench Clearers". He was notorious for taking advantage of the situation. Greg Malone did a pretty effective job of neutralizing him in the brawl. Mad Mel did land at least one effective shot on Malone as the officials tried to restore order.

Wilson cleared the cob webs out of his head. There was nothing scarier than Big Behn being out for blood. This was like waking a dragon. Wilson was looking to settle the score with Baxter. The two had a lively contest. Paul landed a few lefts. Wilson began to score with heavy uppercuts. Baxter's jersey came off and Wilson had him in trouble. The linos stepped in. Wilson managed to get a couple more shots in.

The refs were able to get Big Behn off the ice. He seemed content to pound Baxter. He also gave the obnoxious Penguin a second beating later in the game. Bridgman landed a few body shots on Anderson. Linseman landed a blow as well. Ken was a bloody mess. Anderson did some major damage with his attack early in the brawl. Linseman's jersey was off and he was gulping air. Russ left the scene and had some blood. It wasn't major, but he must have taken a few shots in the brawl. Bridgman and Linseman were getting in some freebies as an official held him down.

This was a wild brawl. I rated it as a ten because nothing was more surreal than seeing Wilson dropped by one big shot. He had one of the best chins in the history of the sport. It just goes to show anyone can be vulnerable if they are relaxed and not totally expecting incoming fire. The sight of Anderson popping Linseman was almost unbelievable. Rarely do you see two guys in a row getting dropped by sucker shots. I guess the lesson to be learned is that you should pay attention to your dance partner if a brawl is underway. Wilson and Linseman were taken off guard and paid a price.

There was also some retribution as well. Baxter got hammered by Wilson in the immediate aftermath of his sucker job. Big Behn pummeled him later in the contest as well. I can't think of anything more foolhardy than suckering Wilson. He was the best fighter in the business at the time. He had a mean streak the size of Pennsylvania. This was the wrong man to cross.
 Fun 
10
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mullet
Jun 15, 2007 11:44 ET
Penalties:

PIT - Anderson (Roughing) 11:17 ;
PIT - Anderson (Fighting (maj)) 11:17 ;
PIT - Anderson (Game misconduct) 11:17 ;
PIT - Baxter (Fighting (maj)) 11:17 ;
PIT - Baxter (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PIT - Baxter (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PIT - Ferguson (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PIT - Malone (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PIT - Price (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;

PHI - Wilson (Fighting (maj)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Wilson (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Wilson (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Propp (Slashing) 11:17
PHI - Propp (Fighting (maj)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Propp (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Barber (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Bridgman (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
PHI - Linseman (Misconduct (10 min)) 11:17 ;
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EC
Mar 5, 2008 17:04 ET
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Fight at 11:17
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Duration 0:03ThrownLanded   Big   
 Russ Anderson 6'2'' 3200lb 25541Fair Amount
 Ken Linseman 5'11'' 3175lb 25000
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May 19, 2012 13:31 ET
Russ Anderson win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
7
Ken Linseman approaches Paul Baxter after he lets go of Behn Wilson and Linseman tries to grab hold of Baxter. Baxter's teammate, Russ Anderson follows Linseman from behind though and suddenly drops a gloves and hammers Linseman with a heavy right. Linseman is flattened and Anderson lands a follow up right while going down on top of Linseman. Anderson then lands three rights to the head of Linseman while he's on the ice and and official gets in to break it up. Mel Bridgman tries to get at Anderson but is restrained by Greg Malone as the officials work to split up Anderson and Linseman. An obvious suckerpunch by Anderson on Linseman here. Linseman was cut badly and wanted a piece of Anderson after they were broken up but decided against doing anything and Anderson was taken off the ice. Unfair fight without a question.
 BattleshipRules
12621 fight reviews

Oct 21, 2016 16:57 ET
Russ Anderson win by KO
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
8
This was a wild melee. Anderson was set off because Brian Propp got his stick up at his throat. Paul Baxter suckered an unsuspecting Behn Wilson and flattened the all time great tough guy. Linseman was fixated on the scene and Anderson hammered him with a sucker shot of his own. Ken was stunned and went down hard. He was bleeding in the aftermath and looked worn out in the aftermath of the brawl.

This was a TKO for Anderson in an obviously unfair fight. He took full advantage of an unsuspecting Linseman.
 hb11
3930 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2006 05:14 ET
Russ Anderson win by KO
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
8
Linseman is looking at Baxter and jawing when Anderson throws a big right hand out of nowhere that knocks Linseman to the ice. He throws a few more punches at him on the ice though it was really unnecessary.
EddieShore
912 fight reviews

Jan 5, 2007 23:19 ET
Russ Anderson clear win
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
3
Even a bigger suckerpunch than the one by Baxter on Wilson just moments earlier. Linseman never saw it coming.
HardHitter25
830 fight reviews
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Jun 11, 2007 18:22 ET
Russ Anderson win by KO
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
7
Anderson drops Linesman with a punch when he isnt looking.
mullet
19548 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2009 14:01 ET
Russ Anderson win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
5
Anderson suckers Linseman with a big right when Linseman wasn't even looking at him.
itsJ.Millertime
10555 fight reviews

Dec 6, 2015 02:10 ET
Russ Anderson win by TKO
Fight called Unfair by Churla27 on Jan 5, 2006
Reason: Russ Anderson suckered Ken Linseman
 Fun 
4
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michiann
Dec 12, 2010 23:19 ET
I'm glad that little prick named linseman caught a solid punch like that .... he's been overdue for that.Reply
Vindigidy
Mar 17, 2012 16:42 ET
4:16
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mudturtle
Oct 25, 2012 15:45 ET
Great job by Anderson in this situation ! Love the Penguins attitude in this skirmish ! And @ the Hallowed Spectrum nonetheless. Turnabout is indeed fair play !Reply
47tooter
Apr 3, 2014 12:17 ET
Quote from message by mudturtle
Great job by Anderson in this situation ! Love the Penguins attitude in this skirmish ! And @ the Hallowed Spectrum nonetheless. Turnabout is indeed fair play !
A great job by Anderson ? A pussy sucker punch is a great job ? You obviously don't belong in the NHL either !
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mudturtle
Sep 15, 2014 20:31 ET
And you obviously dont know the Flyers of this era. Ken Linesman was a coward and back stabbing twerp ! Revenge is sweet !Reply
47tooter
Jan 4, 2015 23:19 ET
Quote from message by mudturtle
And you obviously dont know the Flyers of this era. Ken Linesman was a coward and back stabbing twerp ! Revenge is sweet !
I know Lines men , it doesn't O.K. sucker punching! .you are going below Kens level , you should never condone cheap shots.
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BattleshipRules
Dec 6, 2015 02:16 ET
I remember watching this for the first time. Baxter foolishly suckered Behn Wilson. A second later, Anderson destroyed Linseman. The timing made me laugh hysterically. I wasn't expecting that at all. One of the funniest things I've ever seen in hockey. Anyone who has a problem with that should familiarize themselves with Linseman disfiguring a guy in the juniors with an unconscionable skate attack.Reply


Fight at 11:17
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Duration 0:45ThrownLanded   Big   
 Paul Baxter 5'11'' 4189lb 21620None
 Behn Wilson 6'3'' 4210lb 2122132
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Apr 15, 2012 17:15 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
7
The fight between Baxter and Wilson took place during the infamous line brawl between the Penguins and Flyers. Mel Bridgman scored a goal for the Flyers and Russ Anderson cross-checked him to the ice in frustration. Brian Propp responded by spearing Anderson in the throat with his stick. Tempers on both side flared and it was inevitable that there would be fireworks.

Wilson grabbed hold of Baxter, but he was distracted by the events taking place behind him. Behn had built up a reputation as one of the elite fighters in the NHL. I don't think he was expecting a sucker punch from Paul, probably figuring that Baxter knew the sure consequences of such an action. Paul surprised everyone with a sneak attack on Wilson. He quickly slid off his glove and leveled Wilson with a devastating left hand.

Behn had a chin of concrete and usually could stand up to anyone's best punches. However, he relaxed his guard and was distracted. This put him in a vulnerable position. When a guy gets hit and he is not expecting it, the results can be devastating. Behn was hurt badly and it took awhile for him to get back on his feet and clear his head.

Meanwhile, Russ Anderson took advantage of the chaos. The players were standing around gawking at Baxter's audacious move. Anderson nailed Ken Linseman with a sucker punch seconds after Baxter's blow felled Wilson. The Penguins were puttting on a sucker punch exhibition and the Flyers players were furious and looked for payback. Mel Bridgman was looking to go after Anderson, but he was being tied up by Greg Malone.

Wilson regained his feet and was seeing red. He wanted a piece of Baxter's hide. Surprisingly, Baxter willingly fought him in response. Paul was pretty good with his fists and was feeling cocky. Baxter soon learned that he was no match for one of the greatest fighters in the NHL.

Baxter fired away with left hands at the onset of the bout. He landed two partial connects. Wilson immediately fired back with a good right cross. Behn missed with his next punch. Then, Behn landed a solid uppercut. Wilson lost his balance for a moment and fell to his knees. He got back up and Baxter continued to pump lefts at him. Baxter missed with three consecutive blows.

Wilson decided to go back to the uppercut. Behn had the best uppercut in the business and went to work. Baxter decided to duck under the blows, but this is the wrong strategy to employ when a guy is throwing uppercuts. Baxter got hit with punch after punch. Behn landed nine consecutive uppercuts on him. Paul kind of turtled here and hunched over like an armadillo. Therefore, Behn's uppercuts were not of the devastating variety.

Behn used a little subterfuge of his own to land his last punch. He was tired of hitting Baxter's helmet and decided to delay his next punch. Paul noticed the brief lull in action and thought that the fight might be ending. He lifted his head some and Wilson drilled him with a beautifully timed uppercut. It was a hard blow that landed flush. It looked like Wilson was playing a game of "Whack-a-Mole" as Paul poked his head out and got nailed with the uppercut.

This was a decisive victory for Wilson. Baxter tried to compete in the beginning stages of the fight and he landed a couple of partial connects. After Paul felt the power of Wilson's punches, he proceeded to turtle. He went into survival mode and was waiting for the refs to step in to stop the fight. Wilson had a big edge in punches landed and nailed Baxter with a few hard shots.

Baxter had quite a season in 1981-82. He racked up over 400 penalty minutes with his dirty style of play. He was a master of infuriating opponents and getting under their skin. He did some stick work on Chris Nilan and Nilan threw a puck off his head in response. Chris earned a suspension for this act of revenge. Paul Holmgren was so incensed at Baxter that he roughed up an official in trying to get at him. This earned further disciplinary action from the league.

Barry Beck got a six game suspension for leaving the bench with the intent of wringing Baxter's neck. Finally, mild-mannered Blaine Stoughton went on a stick-swinging rampage to get back at Baxter. Rarely has a player ever provoked such a response from so many players with his cheap style of play.

Baxter did have some fighting ability. He knew how to throw punches with leverage and pop. However, he fell short against the better fighters in the NHL. On this night against Wilson, he disgraced himself by throwing a sucker punch at Wilson. This violated any kind of fighter protocol. Also, Baxter turtled in the second half of the bout. This was a cowardly way out of the fight. Ultimately, Wilson got revenge for the sucker punch. Behn easily handled him in the fair fight. Also, Wilson gave Baxter a second beating at the tail end of the game. Paul often got away with his cheap shots, but Wilson made him pay for his audacity on this occasion.
 hb11
3930 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2006 05:20 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
8
Baxter lands a couple early but misses his chance to take advantage when Wilson slips to the ice. Once he gets up he takes over the fight serving up some knuckle sandwiches for Baxter to eat while he bends over and tries to cover up. It was one-sided enough that referee Denis Morel felt compelled to get in between rather than wait for the otherwise occupied linesmen to arrive on the scene.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Jul 6, 2008 18:11 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
7
Say what you want about Baxter, but he did well for himself at the beginning of this fight. Both fighters square off. They come together and Baxter goes with lefts with Wilson going with his usual rights. Initially they go toe-to-toe for a few and Baxter lands a good left. They come together and Wilson falls to his knees while they grapple. When he gets back up Baxter fires off a few more lefts. Wilson misses wildly with one of his uppercuts as Baxter just goes into a defensive shell. He had a good thing going, but surrendered the initiative to Wilson. Baxter just holds on to Wilson's left and hid while Wilson fired away with rights. Not many of Wilson's shots land, but he was clearly in command of this fight and fired away regardless. Wilson does land one shot at the very end and the referee actually jumps in to stop it.

I called this a decisive win because the referee had to get in and stop it. Wilson just fired away with rights as Baxter held on for dear life.
 SarcasticPillow
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May 19, 2012 13:32 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
6
Behn Wilson takes some time to recover after being jumped and dropped by Paul Baxter which ignited the brawl. Officials guard both players but Wilson wants to have a go with Baxter and tries to get to him. The officials stay with them but then choose to let them go and make their way over to the crowd around Russ Anderson and Ken Linseman. Wilson and Baxter squareoff and Wilson wades in on Baxter who grabs on with Wilson and lands a left. Then as Baxter lands another left, Wilson lands a right that sends Baxter backpedaling. Wilson just misses a right as Baxter grabs on with his left. Wilson gets set again though and throws three rights, landing two. Wilson then goes to his knees but gets back up quickly, after which Baxter throws three lefts and lands one. Baxter ducks and almost falls forward as Wilson misses a right. Baxter stays on his feet but keeps ducking while Wilson throws ten rights but only lands three. Wilson then pauses for a moment and gets the jersey over Baxter's head. Then Wilson throws three rights and lands two before being grabbed by an official. Despite the official holding onto him, Wilson throws two rights and lands one before he's brought to the ice. Baxter tries to get up and get away from Wilson as another official arrives on the scene. Baxter gets out of his jersey but Wilson still keeps a hold of Baxter, who's tripped up and goes back down the ice being gabbed by an official. Baxter then turns to Wilson who gets up and throws three rights down at Baxter, landing one. The official finally restrains Wilson and Baxter gets up and skates away. One-sided fight. Baxter traded with Wilson early on but late in the fight, it was all Wilson. Wilson wasn't too accurate but he did land some punches while Baxter just kept his head down with his jersey over his head. Decisive win for Wilson.
 HardHitter25
830 fight reviews
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Jun 11, 2007 18:26 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
6
Wilson and Baxter get away from the scrum and go again. Baxter lands 2 lefts and Wilson lands 2 rights. Wilson starts swinging and most of them are landing. Wilson goes down to a knee, but when he gets up he throws a huge right that Baxter luckily ducked. Wilson then lands a bunch of uppercuts before the linesmen break it up.
Merlin401
251 fight reviews

Oct 28, 2004 08:22 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
6
During the ensuing brawl, Behn recovers in the corner trying to look for Baxter through the stars that are still swirling around his head. AFter 2 minutes or so he he well enough to skate and comes seeking out Baxter. This one is all Behn and Baxter just puts his head down and trys to cover up from a bunch of uppercuts. Impressive display by Wilson to come back from the borderline sucker punch like this. Again, think Purinton-Cairns incident.
billybalz
243 fight reviews

Jul 20, 2005 19:05 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
5
behn goes down early but bounces up and hammers the wuss baxter who decides to turtle
EddieShore
912 fight reviews

Jan 5, 2007 23:29 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
7
Wilson wasn't going to let Baxter get away with his suckerpunch and soon went after Baxter. The referees tried to hold them at bay but gave up after a while and let them go at it. Baxter did fairly well in the beginning, landing a big punch and getting Wilson down on his knees briefly. Baxter missed with a big punch and Wilson gained momentum after that and went on to hammer away at Baxter who basically covered up/turtled to shield himself from further punishment. Wilson threw some really hard, short and stinging rights at Baxter. The linesman who came in to save Baxter was swept along with Wilson who was determined to not let Baxter get away so easy. It looked quite funny how Baxter was trying to crawl away on the ice just to see his legs being grabbed by Wilson.
re
9287 fight reviews

Oct 3, 2008 08:10 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
7
Baxter got completely fed in this bout as his head was ducked down and Wilson just filled him with quick uppercuts.
mullet
19548 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2009 14:03 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
7
Wilson gets up and squares off with Baxter after getting suckered. It's all Wilson as he hammers Baxter with rights. Baxter threw some lefts early but Wilson quickly took over and linesmen had to jump in and save Baxter in the end.
itsJ.Millertime
10555 fight reviews

Dec 6, 2015 02:11 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
8
TheDanLine
10197 fight reviews

May 19, 2016 14:37 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
7
supersonic
4670 fight reviews

Jul 14 20:43 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
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pluguglies
May 6, 2007 05:23 ET
What was truly funny was the commentary by the P-Burg announcers.Reply
racersno5clackson
Apr 4, 2008 18:18 ET
I hope everyone noticed what really started this whole thing: that little no-good-for-nothing, chicken shit, Flyer weasel Brian Propp spearing Russ Anderson in the throat. What a moron. Whatever was done to the Flyers in this game (Baxter sucker punching Wilson, Anderson suckering Linseman) they sure had it coming, considering all the cheap, cowardly crap they┬┤ve done to other teams through the years.Reply
Penzlover
Aug 19, 2008 23:29 ET
I agree. If Propp had ever been forced to fight his own battles, he probably would've peed himself.Reply
RedWingsWereTough
Sep 18, 2008 18:38 ET
Quote from message by pluguglies
What was truly funny was the commentary by the P-Burg announcers.
No Kidding! What a joke!

Absolutley horrible commentary
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Debaser
Feb 16, 2014 22:59 ET
which is why I love this fight so much. They were looking for trouble and they found it!Reply
TheDanLine
Jul 14 18:39 ET
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Cheap Shot at 21:44
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 Pat Boutette  (Aggressor) 5'8'' 6175lb 35N/A
 Glen Cochrane  (Victim) 6'2'' 6210lb 35


Fight at 25:50
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 Pat Price 6'2'' 1195lb 30N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Tim Kerr 6'3'' 1225lb 30N/AN/AN/A
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Jan 31, 2014 21:15 ET
Tim Kerr narrow win Fun 
4
Kerr was too strong for Price and was able to manhandle him. He had Pat bent over and Tim landed a couple of decent lefts. He missed a couple of punches. Pat was able to straighter up and he missed a couple of lefts. He landed an average shot.

Kerr landed a decent blow, missed a shot, and landed an average punch. He missed a shot and landed a solid blow. The men clinched. Kerr had Price in a half nelson. He had his arms completely wrapped up and was leaning heavily on his shoulders and upper back. Tim landed a final decent blow as the refs stepped in.

I rate this as a narrow win for Kerr. He landed more punches and with a little better pop. He didn't do a lot of damage with his punches. His ability to tie up Price was an important element in his victory.
oldtimegoodtime
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Feb 8, 2006 08:29 ET
Tim Kerr narrow win Fun 
4
itsJ.Millertime
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Nov 12, 2015 23:11 ET
Tim Kerr narrow win Fun 
4
Kerr lands some quick left hands and gets the win.


Scrum at 39:07
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Nov 1, 2014 04:27 ET
PHI - Bob Dailey 19:07 ; PHI - Mel Bridgman 19:07 ;Reply


Rough at 57:47
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 Paul Baxter 5'11'' 4189lb 21000N/A
 Behn Wilson 6'3'' 4210lb 2112100
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Jul 15 17:20 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
6
It seemed Baxter must have had a death wish. Suckering Big Behn was fool hardy. Wilson pounded him earlier to get payback. He decided to get him again in the last couple of minutes in the game. The fight was very one-sided. Wilson went with rapid-fire right uppercuts.

Big Behn wrapped up Paul's arm. Baxter was bending slightly forward. Wilson missed a blow, landed a light punch, and missed a shot. He landed a solid blow and an average punch. He landed two solid shots. He missed a punch and landed two solid blows. He landed an average punch and the refs stepped in.

This was a decisive win for Wilson. Baxter was beaten up and rescued by the officials. Big Behn gave him a tongue-lashing in the aftermath. You could see the anger and raw emotion on Behn's face. This was one of the scariest men to ever put on a pair of skates. It was the utmost act of stupidity to sucker Wilson.
 EddieShore
912 fight reviews

Jan 5, 2007 23:34 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
5
Wilson was still hunting for Baxter in this game. His right hand went at it like a piston. Baxter once again turtled/covered up to save himself but took quite a beating here. Baxter should have stood up here like a man, especially given the fact that he suckered Wilson in their first encounter and turtled in the second. But this is one of the reasons why Baxter wasn't very popular among other enforcers.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Jul 6, 2008 18:16 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
5
This fight is all Wilson as Baxter doesn't even attempt to throw any. Wilson fires away with rights, landing several. Baxter just weathers the storm in this one. Baxter actually covers up the way Joe Frazier used to when he boxed. Decisive win for Wilson.
oldtimegoodtime
9428 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2006 08:32 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
5
Wilson just hammered Baxter, looked just like the ending of their second fight.
hb11
3930 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2006 05:23 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
6
This fight is a near duplicate of the last beating with Baxter leaning forward while Wilson goes to town.
TheDanLine
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May 19, 2016 14:37 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
6
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Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
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