Feb 27, 1985
Montreal - Edmonton4-1

Summary Of Events
1  40:00  Bench-Clearing Brawl   15 players 
2  40:00  Fight  McPhee-Semenko
3  40:00  Fight  Nilan-McClelland

Bench-Clearing Brawl at 40:00
Montreal PlayersEdmonton Players
Duration 1:27  Chris Chelios  Lucien DeBlois  Bob Gainey  Mark Hunter  Mike McPhee  Chris Nilan  Doug Soetaert     Glenn Anderson  Marco Baron  Billy Carroll  Paul Coffey  Dave Hunter  Don Jackson  Kevin McClelland  Dave Semenko   
# Players Involved: 15
Blood: None
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 SarcasticPillow
20739 fight reviews
151 fight logs

Jun 13, 2015 09:46 ET
The second period ends but some players get together with others leaving the bench to get off the ice. Glenn Anderson and Bob Gainey get into it and Anderson gives Gainey a shove as a linesman gets between them. Lucien DeBlois tries to get in but he's met by a gloved right from Don Jackson. Jackson wraps his arms around DeBlois as he ducks his head and more players get involved. Mike McPhee pairs off with Dave Semenko who is grabbed from behind by Mark Hunter. Dave Hunter, Billy Carroll, and Chris Chelios also get involved, grabbing at McPhee, Semenko, and Mark Hunter. Semenko is only able to get one punch off before McPhee goes down. They then wrestle to the ice with several other players going down too and a linesman getting in to break it up. Meanwhile well away from all that, Chris Nilan and Kevin McClelland find each other and decide to go. They square off and move all the way down the ice, leaving the rest of the players paired off and wrestling around the red line. After a long square off, McClelland and Nilan come together and have a spirited tilt. Nilan gets the advantage early but McClelland gets his left out of his jersey and once he's free, he takes the upper hand in the fight, eventually getting Nilan in a bad spot and punching him to the ice where the linesmen break it up. The rest of the brawl dies down soon afterwards and Nilan and McClelland are escorted off the ice. Fun 
7
itsJ.Millertime
12153 fight reviews

Apr 24, 2016 01:43 ET
Never saw this before tonight. Overall the brawl was relatively calm and short but still really entertaining, lots of stuff happening right off the start then a pretty good HW tilt. Fun 
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brawler29
Nov 19, 2015 10:41 ET
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Fight at 40:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:14ThrownLanded   Big   
 Mike McPhee 6'2'' 1205lb 10000None
 Dave Semenko 6'3'' 1215lb 10100
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 knight77
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Mar 12, 2017 15:53 ET
Dave Semenko clear win
Fight called Unfair by SarcasticPillow on Jun 13, 2015
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
4
There are two videos of this mid-grade bench clearing brawl involving the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers. The footage on this site is the long version, which was captured from the original Edmonton telecast of the game. Then there is a short clip, probably about 30 seconds in length, which I'm guessing was aired on a local late night sports show. The latter version shows Dave Semenko landing two right uppercuts to Mike McPhee - and there appears to be more on the way. There is a mild amount of interference from other players, but McPhee appears more unwilling than unable to return fire.

At this point, the clip switches to the Nilan-McLelland main event, which is already underway. In and of itself, this would suggest that the Semenko uppercuts took place after his left hand, and after McPhee tried to headlock/tie up Semenko. This interpretation is further buttressed by fact that the long version appears to capture the very beginning of this fight.

Taken together, the two videos paint a picture of one willing player who was doing all the throwing and landing, while the second player tried unsuccessfully to avoid a fight, then passively absorbed the punishment which ensued. In view of McPhee's reluctance, this fight could be considered unfair. Either way, Semenko does enough to earn a clear decision here.
Oneill.the.Giant
11329 fight reviews

Jul 30, 2014 16:24 ET
Draw
Fight called Unfair by SarcasticPillow on Jun 13, 2015
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
3
itsJ.Millertime
12153 fight reviews

Apr 24, 2016 01:43 ET
Draw
Fight called Unfair by SarcasticPillow on Jun 13, 2015
Reason: Too much interference by other players
 Fun 
2
Semenko throws one before everyone comes in.
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LukeLaC
Feb 22, 2010 14:04 ET
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brawler29
Nov 19, 2015 10:42 ET
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Fight at 40:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 1:01ThrownLanded   Big   
 Chris Nilan 6'0'' 1205lb  940None
 Kevin McClelland 6'1'' 1205lb  1770
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 SarcasticPillow
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Jun 13, 2015 09:52 ET
Kevin McClelland decisive win Fun 
7
Chris Nilan is initially grabbed by Marco Baron after leaving the bench but Baron is grabbed by Doug Soetaert, allowing Nilan to get free. Nilan soon finds Kevin McClelland in the brawl and they go down the ice away from the rest of the players. Nilan and McClelland have a long square off with both guys tentatively trying to grab on. Nilan finally chooses to move in and they grab on with Nilan ducking his head and trying to get in close. McClelland tries to get Nilan's helmet off but can't and then misses a left as Nilan lands a left. Nilan throws five lefts and lands two as McClelland's left hand gets caught up inside his jersey so McClelland just ducks while trying to get it free. McClelland then raises his head, losing his helmet and throwing eight lefts, landing four while Nilan ducks. Nilan goes down and gets back to his feet while McClelland throws two lefts and lands one but Nilan throws two rights and lands one afterwards. McClelland misses a left and Nilan misses a right that gets him turned around. McClelland misses a left and keeps Nilan from straightening himself before throwing four lefts and landing two as Nilan goes to his knees. The linesmen then come in and break it up. Good fight with McClelland taking over completely in the end and forcing the linesmen to come in and help out Nilan.
oldtimegoodtime
9849 fight reviews

Feb 27, 2008 13:52 ET
Kevin McClelland decisive win Fun 
6
This was a very one-sided fight, I think the refs bailed out Nilan in the end after he went to his knees.
itsJ.Millertime
12153 fight reviews

Apr 24, 2016 01:45 ET
Kevin McClelland decisive win Fun 
8
Great showing by McClelland, first taking a couple shots from Nilan then coming back huge and really taking the fight to him by the end.
billh1970
4 fight reviews

Jan 18, 2017 01:35 ET
Kevin McClelland decisive win Fun 
8
mcclelland took it to nilan here very one sided fight with mclelland all over nilan!
supersonic
7026 fight reviews

Apr 16, 2018 09:30 ET
Kevin McClelland decisive win Fun 
7
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brawler29
Nov 19, 2015 10:41 ET
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