Feb 29, 1992
Montreal - Los Angeles3-5

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Hit  Lefebvre-Kurri
2  28:28  Rough  Nilan-Coffey
3  30:32  Fight  Odelein-Miller
4  36:50  Fight  Nilan-McSorley

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 Sylvain Lefebvre  (Aggressor) 6'2'' 2204lb 6N/A
 Jari Kurri  (Victim) 6'0'' 2198lb 6


Rough at 28:28
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 Chris Nilan 6'0''  205lb 4N/A
 Paul Coffey 6'0''  201lb 4


Fight at 30:32
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Lyle Odelein 5'11'' 3210lb  N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Jay Miller 6'2'' 3210lb  N/AN/AN/A
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 EC
4312 fight reviews
1 fight log

Feb 13 11:16 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
Two fighters on opposite ends of their careers get into a scrap. 31 year old Jay Miller is playing in his 7th and final season. The Massachusetts native spent 3 and a half seasons in his home state as the resident enforcer for the Boston Bruins before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings early in 1989. Miller served alongside Marty McSorley as the primary tough guys for the Kings. They were responsible for protecting stars like Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille. Miller was one of the best fighters in the league while with Boston. He was known as a wide open fighter who loved to trade punches and his fights were wild affairs. Although Miller was still a strong fighter with Los Angeles, he never quite regained the form he had in Boston. Now in the 1991-1992 season, the wear and tear that comes with his particular fighting style is catching up with him. He is no longer an elite fighter and is borderline below average.

Defenseman Lyle Odelein is still making a name for himself at this point. The 23 year old defenseman is playing in just his second season with the Montreal Canadiens. As a rookie, he was a very active fighter who had a very successful record (it should be noted though that he didn't take on the toughest opponents exactly though). Unlike Miller, Odelein is not primarily an enforcer. He is a defensive defenseman but he is more than willing to throw down. The youngster helps provide additional toughness for the Habs and supports their other tough guys Todd Ewen and Shayne Corson. Odelein has stepped up his game in terms of competition in his sophomore season as he has already tangled with heavyweights Tony Twist, Gord Donnelly, Gino Odjick, and Dan Kordic. Now the young Odelein takes on Miller. Although Miller is past his prime while Odelein is an emerging young tough guy, you would have thought Miller would be the favorite going into the fight, at least on paper.

A scrum at center ice is what triggered the fight between these two. They square off and make their way inside the blueline. The two fighters get in tight and Miller lands a short right. Miller continues trying to punch away as he lands six short rights. However Odelein has grabbed Miller's right hand and successfully tied it up to a degree. There is not much force or power behind Miller's blows so even though he lands quite a few punches, they are not very damaging. It was a wise strategic maneuver on Odelein's part as he prevented Miller from swinging away which was the style that suited him best.

They grapple and Miller lands a short right before they both miss with a right. Miller attempts another punch or two but Odelein locks him out. Odelein struggles to get his right free and Miller misses with a left. Miller committed a tactical error in releasing his grip on Odelein's right hand. Miller had his opponent tied up but by letting go and trying to switch to his left, Miller opened himself up to a counterattack. Odelein takes full advantage of having his right arm free.

Odelein tags Miller with four rights. He scores with an uppercut that snaps Miller's head back. The Montreal defenseman continues to punch away, scoring with four more blows. Odelein lands a right and misses with a right as the two men make their way over towards the boards. Odelein then wrestles Miller to the ice, with Miller's helmet falling off as they hit the deck. The linesmen are right there to stop the bout.

Impressive performance by Odelein here against a tougher and more experienced opponent. He successfully took away Miller's punching power and capitalized when Miller made the mistake of letting go of Odelein's right hand. Odelein landed more punches than Miller and his punches were far more effective than Miller's. Additionally, they had a lot more power behind them because Odelein was not tied up when he was swinging away. It's a clear win for Odelein and this had to be a real feather in his cap. He would continue to improve, both as a fighter and as a player. Odelein would be a key member of the Montreal defense the following season when they won the Stanley Cup while Jay Miller would finish the year in L.A. only to retire after the preseason in the following year.
 BattleshipRules
12771 fight reviews

Sep 16, 2013 19:35 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
This was an interesting contest. Miller got off to a much better start, but he didn't do a lot of damage with his blows. He landed a couple of average shots and threw a flurry of right hands. He threw numerous blows. Most landed as decent connects and a few missed.

Odelein had trouble getting right hands off in the early going. He missed a right. Miller landed a decent blow and two average blows. He missed a couple of blows. Lyle missed a few blows. Odelein landed a decent blow, missed a punch, and landed a solid connect.

Miller had the lead, but Odelein moved him into a precarious position. Lyle missed a punch and landed a good uppercut that shook Jay. Odelein missed a punch and landed a pretty good shot. He missed a blow and landed a pretty good blow. He missed a punch and hauled Miller to the ice.

I rate this as a clear win for Odelein. This was an odd kind of fight where Miller had more connects, but it really didn't factor in the decision. Lyle rocked him and put some hurt on him in the fight. His punches were much more powerful than Jay's blows and he had the clear edge by the end of the contest.
Rob666
498 fight reviews
4 fight logs

Aug 16, 2006 11:23 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
Miller lands about half a dozen in close early than Odelein lands a buch of hard shots to Miller's head and tops it off by tossing Miller to the ice. Clear win Lyle Odelein.
lescanadiens25
4 fight reviews

Oct 31, 2006 18:15 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
8
Miller starts off good but Odelein takes over and starts throwing some good punches and gets in a big heavy uppercut towards the end of the fight and then Odelein throws him to the ice.
MarkV
396 fight reviews

Feb 13, 2007 17:12 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
re
9286 fight reviews

Jun 5, 2007 18:44 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
6
mullet
19589 fight reviews

Aug 17, 2011 12:04 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
Miller lands some pillow punches to the helmet early. Once Odelein gets his right hand free he takes over and lands some including a big uppercut that stuns Miller. Odelein finally throws Miller to the ice in the end. Win Cornelius.
itsJ.Millertime
10805 fight reviews

Oct 1, 2015 12:45 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
TheDanLine
10675 fight reviews

Aug 23 14:59 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
7
crosbyXXX
3696 fight reviews

Sep 2 13:51 ET
Lyle Odelein clear win Fun 
6
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Jun 30, 2013 16:18 ET
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JimMcKenzie
Jan 6, 2014 16:00 ET
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Aug 23 15:17 ET
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Fight at 36:50
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Duration 0:30ThrownLanded   Big   
 Chris Nilan 6'0'' 1205lb 30410None
 Marty McSorley 6'1'' 1235lb 301120
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 BattleshipRules
12771 fight reviews

Jul 31, 2013 21:42 ET
Draw Fun 
4
This wasn't a very good fight, but it went on for awhile. Nilan mouthed off to McSorley in front of the net and Marty got some lumber up high. Chris landed a decent right. Marty missed a few rights to the head and landed a few body blows.

There was a lot of activity on the part of McSorley, but it didn't really translate into effective punching. Marty missed a punch and landed a decent blow to the head. Nilan landed a decent left. Marty got his arms wrapped up in his jersey. he was thrashing his arms a bit, but it didn't look to me like he landed any effective shots on the inside. He missed a few blows. Nilan landed a final partial connect.

This was a below-average bout. I rate the fight as a draw. Neither man was able to land any real effective punches. Marty landed a couple more body blows, but it was not enough to earn a win.
 EC
4312 fight reviews
1 fight log

May 15, 2016 15:01 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Two legendary fighters from the 1980's, Marty McSorley and Chris Nilan get into a fight here. Both men are two tough, respected tough guys that were both top fighters in the league during the 80's. However both of them could play the game as well. The 34 year old Nilan is nearing the end of the line and is playing in what will be his last season. Entering the 1991-1992 season, Nilan is a veteran of over 600 games and is playing in his 12 full season. The American born Nilan spent the majority of his career with the Montreal Canadiens, playing with the Habs from 1979 to 1988 until he was traded to the New York Rangers. After two years in New York, Nilan would play for his hometown Boston Bruins for a season and a half before being traded back to Montreal to finish out his career.

Nilan takes on McSorley in only his 3rd fight since returning to Montreal. Although he is five years younger, McSorley is a veteran as well having played 8 seasons prior to the 1991-1992 campaign. After spending two seasons with Pittsburgh, McSorley was traded to the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers. McSorley played with them from 1985 to 1988, winning two Stanley Cups along the way. Marty was traded to the Los Angeles Kings as a part of the famous trade that sent his good friend Wayne Gretzky to Hollywood. McSorley is now in his 4th season with the Kings' organization. Unlike Nilan who is in his last season, McSorley still has several good years left in him. In fact he would set career highs in goals and points the following season and wouldn't hang up the blades until 2000.

The fight starts when Nilan starts yapping at McSorley in front of the Kings' net. McSorley was angered and he went right for Nilan, pushing him a few times and dropping the gloves. McSorley throws two punches to Nilan's back, three body blows, and another shot to Nilan's back. They wrestle for position with McSorley missing with a punch from underneath as they go behind the net and make their way toward the boards. McSorley gets Nilan's helmet off as they wrestle away.

Nilan misses with a left and they continue to jerk each other around, trying to get free. The two grapple and McSorley presses Nilan up against the boards. The linesmen don't see much happening so they decide to step in and do so. All things considered this fight was dull and disappointing. Neither man could really get free and no real punches landed. McSorley doesn't get the win for those few body shots he did throw. Since neither man landed anything substantial, I'm scoring this scrap a draw.
 SarcasticPillow
19984 fight reviews
139 fight logs

May 31, 2017 17:19 ET
Draw Fun 
3
The Montreal Canadiens score and as Chris Nilan leaves the crease to go celebrate, he's met by Marty McSorley. McSorley shoves Nilan and they drop the gloves, grabbing each other by the jersey quickly. Nilan misses a right and his head is pulled down by McSorley. McSorley misses a left and throws eight straight rights, landing only two afterwards as Nilan gets his head up and keeps it away from McSorley. McSorley then grabs Nilan's helmet, pulling his head back down before missing two rights. Nilan misses a right while trying to force his head up and the two go wrestling down the boards with McSorley trying to pull Nilan's head down. Nilan misses a left and gets his head up but McSorley keeps pulling away but is unable to get it back down. McSorley then shoves Nilan into the glass and Nilan bounces off, landing a right before the linesmen step in. Draw in a bad fight. McSorley was definitely the aggressor, throwing more punches and controlling the fight but Nilan maintained position well and kept himself out of range for much of the fight.
 DrTheGlob
140 fight reviews

Feb 8, 2017 16:29 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
4
McSorley goes over to Nilan after a Montreal goal and cross checks him. They come together and eventually Marty tugs Nilan off-balance. Marty gets his right going, firing about 8 punches and ultimately landing maybe 2 average head shots and a couple average body shots. Nilan is still just hanging on at this point, and Marty lands a short right uppercut. They skate around and grapple a bit, and then Nilan lands a looping left. Marty slams Nilan against the boards and tries to get loose, but the refs break up the contest.

Marty landed a few scoring shots here for the win. Nilan didn't land anything good. Seems like Marty was angry going into this bout, while Nilan didn't even really want to fight.
oldtimegoodtime
9426 fight reviews

May 4, 2006 09:26 ET
Draw Fun 
4
McSorley used his strenght to ragdoll Nilan around. No quality punches landed though.
Billiam
553 fight reviews

Jun 6, 2006 14:19 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Nilan had McSorely well tied up.
mullet
19589 fight reviews

Jan 1, 2007 13:56 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Crap fight and a draw!
michiann
3649 fight reviews

Jul 6, 2012 07:19 ET
Draw Fun 
N/A
McSorley skates up to Nilan and starts a fight with him. McSorley was actively swinging away but all his swings were hitting the body or padding of Nilan (and I never count body shots in any fight). Nilan held on and only covered up through most of the fight like an ostrich, but then, for 2 seconds, the ostrich takes his head out of the ground and throws a punch that I think facially-connected (bad camera angle though). Add everything up and this comes out as an approximate draw.
TheDanLine
10675 fight reviews

Nov 6, 2016 19:56 ET
Draw Fun 
3
crosbyXXX
3696 fight reviews

Sep 2 13:52 ET
Draw Fun 
4
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SarcasticPillow
Apr 20, 2012 18:26 ET
The fight.

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JimMcKenzie
Jan 5, 2014 16:59 ET
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DrTheGlob
Feb 8, 2017 16:32 ET (later updated)
I don't understand how people view this as a draw. McSorely didn't put much hurt on Nilan, but he definitely landed a few scoring punches and also controlled the action. Boring contest but McSorely put some points on the board.Reply
TheDanLine
Feb 9, 2017 12:27 ET
The clear win needs to be pulled.Reply
TheDanLine
Aug 23 15:20 ET
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