Jan 19, 1985
St. Louis - Toronto1-6

Summary Of Events
1  3:01  Hit  Gilmour-Vaive
2  6:17  Hit  Mullen-Kitchen
3  13:17  Rough  Ramage-Brubaker
4  29:49  Mini-Brawl   10 players 
5  29:49  Fight  Ramage-Korn
6  36:30  Scrum   9 players 
7  57:37  Hit  Paslawski-Brubaker
8  58:37  Fight  Anderson-Vaive
9  58:37  Fight  Schofield-Daoust
10  58:37  Bench-Clearing Brawl    
11  58:37  Rough  Schofield-Brubaker
12  58:37  Fight  Ramage-Korn
13  58:37  Fight  Schofield-McGill

Hit at 3:01
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 Doug Gilmour  (Victim) 5'11'' 1176lb 4N/A
 Rick Vaive  (Aggressor) 6'0'' 1180lb 4
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 19:23 ET
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BattleshipRules
Jan 21, 2017 04:21 ET
You could see the intensity etched on the faces of Dan Maloney and John Brophy. These two weren't messing around. They were intent on setting a physical tone for this game.Reply


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 Joe Mullen  (Victim) 5'10'' 3182lb 18N/A
 Bill Kitchen  (Aggressor) 6'1'' 3200lb 18
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Jan 20, 2017 20:28 ET
Mullen was a guy who was able to handle growing up in Hell's Kitchen. He was a very talented offensive player. On this occasion there was a kitchen a little too hot for him. Joey tried to sneak by Bill on the right wing. Kitchen pinched in the corner and landed a nice hip check to Mullen's sternum. Joey went down, but showed no ill effects as he got up immediately to pursue the puck.

This hit appeared perfectly legal to me. Mullen tried to thread the needle and sneak through a tough spot. President Harry Truman used to say, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." On this occasion, Joey should have considered that advice.
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 19:26 ET
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BattleshipRules
Jan 20, 2017 20:29 ET
President Truman also offered this bit of sage advice, "Don't kick a fresh turd on a hot day."Reply


Rough at 13:17
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 Rob Ramage 6'2''  210lb  N/A
 Jeff Brubaker 6'2''  210lb  
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 19:38 ET
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vsurov2
Jan 19, 2017 23:01 ET
Jeff Brubaker - elbowing.Reply


Mini-Brawl at 29:49
St. Louis PlayersToronto Players
Duration N/A  Doug Gilmour  Terry Johnson  Greg Paslawski  Rob Ramage  Brian Sutter     Jim Benning  Miroslav Frycer  Jim Korn  Borje Salming  Rick Vaive   
# Players Involved: 10
Blood: N/A
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 20:38 ET
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Fight at 29:49
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Rob Ramage 6'2'' 2210lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Jim Korn 6'4'' 2220lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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Jan 21, 2017 04:30 ET
Jim Korn clear win Fun 
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Korn was up to his usual antics. He got the jump on Ramage and landed a good right as Rob was struggling to maintain his balance. Brian Sutter was the third man in. I rate this as a clear win for Korn. He landed a good right hand. The skirmish wasn't seen in its entirety on the live feed. The late replay shows the start of the fight. Korn definitely landed a good shot on Ramage.
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Jan 12, 2012 13:38 ET
Jim Korn clear win Fun 
5
I beleive Brian Sutter was the third man in, saving Ramage from Korn's attack, very brief scrap before the third man in.
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 20:38 ET
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Scrum at 36:30
St. Louis PlayersToronto Players
Duration N/A  Tim Bothwell  Gilbert Delorme  Greg Paslawski  Doug Wickenheiser     Jim Benning  Miroslav Frycer  Gary Leeman  Borje Salming   
# Players Involved: 9
Blood: N/A
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 20:44 ET
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vsurov2
Jan 19, 2017 23:42 ET
No penalties.Reply


Hit at 57:37
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 Greg Paslawski  (Victim) 5'11'' 3189lb 21N/A
 Jeff Brubaker  (Aggressor) 6'2'' 3210lb 21
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arktoshorse
Jan 19, 2017 20:50 ET
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Fight at 58:37
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Perry Anderson 6'0''  210lb 30N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Rick Vaive 6'0''  180lb 30N/AN/AN/A
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JruGordon
Feb 14, 2005 18:47 ET
does anyone know if there was a Bench Clearing brawl in this game?? i have a brawl on a 86-87 Leafs Tape, but the brawl has Gilbert Delorme skating around, and i believe he was only with the Blues for 83-84 and 84-85...the brawl also has a fight with McGill and i think the announcers said Levie (he lost his shirt before the fight)Reply
no.7
Aug 21, 2006 14:21 ET
Quote from message by JruGordon
if there was a Bench Clearing brawl in this game??
The benches indeed cleared at this time. Brubaker was the first off the bench.
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no.7
Aug 27, 2006 06:11 ET
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the brawl also has a fight with McGill and i think the announcers said Levie (he lost his shirt before the fight)
That must have been Schofield, not Levie.
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arktoshorse
Jun 4, 2010 23:17 ET
I have to correct myself after rewatching it. Vaive was being separated from Anderson from the linesman when he goes loose and behind referee Lewis to get Schofield who was wailing on Dan Daoust also bringing in another Leaf as well as Brubaker off the bench.Reply
arktoshorse
Feb 21 02:12 ET
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Fight at 58:37
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dwight Schofield 6'3'' 4195lb 30N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Dan Daoust 5'11'' 4165lb 30N/AN/AN/A
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BattleshipRules
Jan 21, 2017 04:31 ET
Schofield got Daoust on the ice, but it appeared he only landed a few harmless body shots.Reply
arktoshorse
Feb 21 02:12 ET
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Bench-Clearing Brawl at 58:37
St. Louis PlayersToronto Players
Duration N/A  Perry Anderson  Gilbert Delorme  Mike Liut  Dwight Schofield  Rick Wamsley     Tim Bernhardt  Jeff Brubaker  Dan Daoust  Bill Kitchen  Jim Korn  Gary Leeman  Bob McGill  Rick Vaive  Ken Wregget   
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Jan 21, 2017 05:19 ET
This was a decent event, but there weren't any great fights. The game was very chippy and you could see the intensity in the faces of the Maple Leafs coaching staff from the onset. Dangerous Dan Maloney and John Brophy weren't playing around and were looking to set a physical tone for the game.

There were big hits delivered and some intimidation tactics administered. Jim Korn had jumped Rob Ramage earlier in the contest and landed a good right hand. Brian Sutter bailed out Ramage at that time. Tempers continued to flare and the intensity continued to spike.

Toronto had a five goal lead, but the team was not content to merely gain the advantage on the scoreboard. There were only a couple of minutes left in the third period and trouble brewed again. Perry Anderson and Rick Vaive had a quick skirmish and both guys were wrestling on the ice in a matter of seconds.

Dwight Schofield and Dan Daoust were on the ice wrestling. Dwight got on top and landed a few body blows. He didn't land any damaging punches, but Schofield was a superior fighter. This concerned the Leafs and Jeff Brubaker led the charge from the bench. Jim Korn renewed his rivalry with Rob Ramage. The men wrestled in the Blues bench area. Korn was known for his fights off the actual ice surface and this was another dramatic and memorable scene.

Barclay Plager pushed the men back onto the ice. Korn landed a couple of weak blows as Ramage wrestled with him. Mike Liut came out of his crease and came over to lend support to Ramage. Brubaker and Schofield had a wrestling contest. Jacques Demers stood on the St. Louis bench watching the event unfold with obvious concern.

Schofield emerged from the pig pile and was missing his jersey. Bob McGill came over to meet him and the men had a fight. The bout wasn't a stellar event. Both men landed two or three modest blows and wrestled on the ice. The refs stepped in and the two stood near each other. They decided to call off the dogs as both were gulping air and were visibly exhausted.

There was more drama in the aftermath. Demers came out onto the ice and retrieved several of his players. Some Blues teammates patted Schofield on the back and gave him a "attaboy". The Leafs celebrated out at center ice like they won a big playoff series. There were high-fives and gestures of enthusiasm. The game announcers claimed that the team was in need of a spark. They weren't endorsing a brawl, but they recognized that such an event could indeed foster camaraderie among the boys.

Overall, the brawl was a bit overrated. It was more ritual and pageantry than damaging punching. There was a big contrast between the actions of Demers and the Leafs coaching staff. Jacques wasn't a pacifist and he always had his share of tough guys. However, he thought there should be limits to these types of goon squad tactics.

Maloney and Brophy on the other hand looked like a couple of guys who were enjoying the violence in a vicarious manner. They looked riled up from the onset of the game. They were practitioners of old time hockey bare-knuckle brawls. They did nothing to restrain their players during the mayhem.

The team appeared to rally around captain Rick Vaive. Vaive was a star player who always seemed to be in the middle of these types of skirmishes. He was a poor fighter, but a chippy guy who threw checks and used his stick. He earned the respect of his teammates. He was the captain of the rugged squad. He scored over 50 goals in three consecutive years and was an underrated player when you consider his career accomplishments. He would fight his own battles, but he was a below-average middleweight. Guys like McGill, Nylund, Brubaker, and Korn were on hand to defend the star players and the Leafs were a tough squad for sure.

Nylund was in his prime at this time and he gave the great Bob Probert some trouble in an early encounter. McGill was as gutsy as they come. He had a noteworthy career as a fighter. He was a good scrapper who took on the very best and always gave his all. Brubaker was cut from the same cloth, but he came out the loser most of the time. He was very gutsy and willing to take on anyone. Korn could fight, but he had that crazy Steve Durbano type of streak. He was an unpredictable wildcard. He would fight in the bench areas, penalty boxes, and runways. He could fight well in fair contests, but he wasn't an elite battler. He jumped a lot of guys and was one of the most reviled players of his time.

The Blues were culpable in the brawl as well. Schofield was a designated fighter. He pinned down the inferior Daoust and tried to get the upper hand. Brian Sutter was one of the better pound for pound battlers of the era, but he wasn't a heavyweight. Perry Anderson was more of a light heavy as well. The Blues were fortunate that most of the contests in the brawl featured a good amount of wrestling. Demers appeared concerned about the possibility of injury and got his players of the ice after a few minutes of brawling.

Overall, it was a fairly entertaining spectacle. There were no good fights. The Schofield-McGill fight was average at best. The Korn-Ramage fight had some novelty, but no good punches landed. The Anderson-Vaive and Brubaker-Schofield bouts were wrestling matches. Schofield landed a few harmless body shots on Dan Daoust. The league did not look too kindly on the Leaf celebration. Suspensions were administered to a few Leafs players. Still, the Leafs seemed to come away with a renewed sense of team bonding.
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racersno5clackson
Feb 24, 2010 11:09 ET
The Leafs Jeff Brubaker, Bob McGill and Jim Korn were later suspended for three games each because of their actions during this brawl. Korn and McGill were suspended for receiving double game misconduct penalties by the referee, the fourth and fifth for each player during the season. Brubaker received his suspension for being the first man off the bench during the brawl.Reply
blazer16
Jan 23, 2012 07:51 ET
I have never, ever seen a player congratulated after a fight like that!Reply
racersno5clackson
Jul 15, 2014 17:40 ET
In an article in the Ottawa Citizen Toronto coach Dan Maloney accused St. Louis coach Jacques Demers of having instigated the brawl when sent out tough guys Dwight Schofield and Perry Anderson with just over a minute left in a game the Leafs were leading 6-1.

Anderson fought with Vaive and Schofield went after little Dan Daoust. Upon seeing this, Jeff Brubaker left the Leafs bench to save Daoust. "There wasn't anybody out there to rescue Daoust, "said Brubaker. "Schofield is capable of killing a guy."

St. Louis coach Jacques Demers on his part said, "I was really disgusted with the (Leafs) celebration dance after the fight. They should celebrate winning the game because they haven't won many all year."
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arktoshorse
Feb 21 02:12 ET
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Rough at 58:37
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 Dwight Schofield 6'3'' 1195lb 15N/A
 Jeff Brubaker 6'2'' 1210lb 15
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Fight at 58:37
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Rob Ramage 6'2'' 2210lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Jim Korn 6'4'' 2220lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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Jan 21, 2017 04:19 ET
Draw Fun 
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This wasn't a great fight, but there was a lot of drama as was usually the case when Korn got into a skirmish. Jim shoved Ramage into the bench area. Some coaches pushed them back on the ice. Korn landed a light punch and missed a blow. Ramage missed a couple of shots. Jim tackled Rob and was on top of him. He landed a light punch. Mike Luit came over from the Blues net to help out. Bob McGill and Gary Nylund came over for Toronto. Dwight Schofield was active in the brawl as well.

I rate this as a draw. I didn't see Korn land any effective shots. Ramage wasn't in a hopeless spot either. I can't see a decisive win call for him in this instance. There was no damage done.
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Apr 21, 2012 16:24 ET
Jim Korn decisive win Fun 
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This happened during the brawl, when the camera got there, Korn had Ramage down and was hitting him with right hands, Ramage could only cover up, this led Barclay Plager (Blues assistant coach) to grab at Korn from the bench which then led to Korn attempting to get at Plager on the bench, Demers was close by too, it looked like the Blues coaches were scared, Korn was a big guy and very strong.
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Feb 21 02:13 ET
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Fight at 58:37
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dwight Schofield 6'3'' 3195lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Bob McGill 6'0'' 3200lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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Oct 2, 2008 14:53 ET
Draw Fun 
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They started fought after brawl. Schofield was without jersey. They landed some nice shots before both fall to the ice. Solid draw.
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Feb 21 02:13 ET
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Durbano
Feb 21 15:52 ET
Sure glad Bettman & the NHL got rid of these brawls. You can tell that the fans just absolutely HATED this stuff.Reply

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