Mar 24, 1977
Philadelphia - Boston6-2

Summary Of Events
1  7:49  Fight  Dupont-O'Reilly
2  15:20  Hit  MacLeish-Park
3  15:27  Fight  Lonsberry-Milbury
4  23:21  Fight  Holmgren-O'Reilly
5  38:44  Rough  Dupont-Cashman

Fight at 7:49
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 Andre Dupont 6'1''  200lb  N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Terry O'Reilly 6'1''  200lb  N/AN/AN/A
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7971
Jun 30, 2012 16:17 ET
This 'missing' fight' ,is more evidence of THE BRUINS WEEKLY CLIP SHOW, picked and choose what 'fights', it would show, each week, back when the show was on WSBK BOSTON TV 38, from '69 to 81.Milbury, got in a lot of fights, during tv games, in the '70's , on wsbk, and the 2 1/2 hrs VINTAGE BRUINS DVD, only has him fighting 2x!!!-lol.Reply
BattleshipRules
Dec 14, 2016 20:32 ET
I just saw a clip of this on a Bruins history special on NESN. It appeared that O'Reilly won a clear decision. Terry landed crisper blows with better impact. O'Reilly was wearing home whites and DuPont was wearing the road jersey.Reply
vsurov2
Dec 15, 2016 07:56 ET
To see video?Reply
BattleshipRules
Dec 15, 2016 12:12 ET
It was on a NESN cable special. I didn't tape it, so it would be very difficult to get the footage. It does exist however.Reply


Hit at 15:20
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 Rick MacLeish  (Victim) 5'11'' 1175lb 15N/A
 Brad Park  (Aggressor) 6'0'' 1190lb 15
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13337 fight reviews

Apr 17, 2013 17:50 ET
MacLeish had the puck and was going into the Bruins zone and was trying to receive a pass. Park met him at the Bruins blue line and lowered his shoulder into Rick's chest. The blow landed right in the sternum and sent MacLeish flying. This was a terrific open ice check and was perfectly clean and legal. Dirty 
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Fight at 15:27
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Duration 0:12ThrownLanded   Big   
 Ross Lonsberry 5'10'' 3185lb 20000N/A
 Mike Milbury 6'1'' 3205lb 20630
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Apr 17, 2013 17:32 ET
Mike Milbury decisive win Fun 
6
Lonsberry was closely trailing Milbury along the boards. He threw a elbow at Ross, turned around, and just tossed him to the ice. Lonsberry got up right away and faced Mike. Unfortunately for him, his jersey came up over his eyes and blinded him. Milbury missed a couple of right hands.

Lonsberry slipped to the ice and sank to his knees. Milbury landed a pretty good shot, a solid connect, and another blow with pretty good pop. Ross was in a prone position and was just covering up. The refs had to rescue Lonsberry from further abuse.

This was a decisive win for Milbury. The fight was close to being an unfair contest, but I think it wise to refrain from calling it thus. Lonsberry got up and faced Milbury and it looked like he was trying to launch a left hand before the jersey came up over his head. I think there was an initial intent to fight from Lonsberry, but he covered up once he got wrapped up in the jersey. This bout was something of an anomaly as Ross could handle himself with his fists and would have likely been very competitive under normal circumstances.
Billiam
550 fight reviews

Oct 30, 2005 10:18 ET
Mike Milbury decisive win Fun 
3
Lonsberry was knocked to the ice... got back up hitting Milbury with his gloves... (more of a defensive action perhaps since Milbury was standing over him) and at this point Milbury dropped his gloves and wailed on him... Lonsberry recieved 2+2 while Milbury received 5 and a game misconduct...
EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Oct 18, 2006 19:58 ET
Mike Milbury decisive win Fun 
3
Some good hard hitting action prior to the scuffle. Milbury is squeezed into the boards by Lonsberry. Milbury then shoves Lonsberry to the ice. Milbury then pounds on Lonsberry with his right. The referee comes in and tries to get Milbury away from Lonsberry, the linesmen and players also interferes. In the middle of the scrum one can see Milbury punching at Lonsberry on the ice once more, just for the sake of it. I tend to agree that it looked like Lonsberry wasn't ready to fight.
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Jul 10, 2018 14:57 ET
Mike Milbury decisive win Fun 
3
Milbury rifles off some rights while Lonsberry just tries to regain his balance, he losses the battle and falls allowing Milbury to pound away with rights and force Lonsberry to cover up, decisive win Milbury.
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oldtimegoodtime
Sep 18, 2007 10:23 ET
Lonsberry 2+2
Milbury 5+game
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THEFIGHTDOCTOR
Jan 5, 2008 14:50 ET
Lonsberry slips along boards, and milbury sees this and tries to get one over on the bruins brass as being a tough guy..Milbury was a terrible fighter..And if Lonsberry didnt slip, Milbury wouldnt have dropped his gloves.. Milbury is lucky Lonsberry slipped as he wouldve been picking up his grill!!!Reply
RedWingsWereTough
Aug 26, 2008 19:28 ET
Quote from message by THEFIGHTDOCTOR
Lonsberry slips along boards, and milbury sees this and tries to get one over on the bruins brass as being a tough guy..Milbury was a terrible fighter..And if Lonsberry didnt slip, Milbury wouldnt have dropped his gloves.. Milbury is lucky Lonsberry slipped as he wouldve been picking up his grill!!!
I wouldnt go so far as to say he was terrible, but he definitley wasn't good.

And you are right, Lonsberry could handle himself in a scrap
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michiann
Jun 28, 2012 04:17 ET
LockMonster, I just want to thank you here for digging up this fight-clip ... I love the old film footage.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Jun 28, 2012 13:03 ET
I don't know if the unfair call should be cancelled entirely (like michian said in his review) but I think it could be changed to Ross Lonsberry was jumped and could never fight back.

I'll leave it up to you though, I can't decide either way with absolute certainty.
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LockMonster
Jun 29, 2012 04:04 ET
No problem!Reply
michiann
Jun 29, 2012 04:43 ET
Quote from message by SarcasticPillow
I don't know if the unfair call should be cancelled entirely (like michian said in his review) but I think it could be changed to Ross Lonsberry was jumped and could never fight back.

I'll leave it up to you though, I can't decide either way with absolute certainty.
It should not be changed to Lonsberry being "jumped" because Lonsberry stood back up and was facing Milbury. Hence, Lonsberry had a chance to fight back but only opted not to fight back.
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no.7
Jun 29, 2012 10:23 ET
Quote from message by SarcasticPillow
I don't know if the unfair call should be cancelled entirely (like michian said in his review) but I think it could be changed to Ross Lonsberry was jumped and could never fight back.
The call has been cancelled.

Re "was jumped and could never fight back", I'm not 100% sure he was jumped. Looked to me like he did have an opportunity to fight back at one point.
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remo1975
Apr 28, 2016 12:27 ET
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Fight at 23:21
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Duration 0:10ThrownLanded   Big   
 Paul Holmgren 6'3'' 2210lb 10100None
 Terry O'Reilly 6'1'' 2200lb 101132
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Jun 28, 2012 23:50 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
8
Paul Holmgren started this altercation with Terry O'Reilly by checking him from behind. He drilled Terry with a big hit and O'Reilly tumbled several feet away. Terry was fuming and went right after Holmgren. Paul looked like he was not expected O'Reilly to come after him. He was a little late in putting up the dukes with O'Reilly

O'Reilly used his famous takedown move to rag-doll Holmgren to the ice. Terry pulled Paul to the ice with his right hand and started to fire away with lefts. Terry grazed him with his first punch. He punched Paul in the back with his next blow. He landed a hard left hook to the face with his next left hand.

Terry missed with his next couple of attempts. He landed another hard left hook. O'Reilly landed a couple more partial connects. Holmgren was unable to get himself in a good position to land any good shots of his own. The "Tazmanian Devil" was like a whirlwind who was tossing Paul around the ice. The refs stepped in to break up the one-sided bout.

I rate this as a clear win for O'Reilly. He landed two hard punches, but Holmgren was still trying to fight back. Terry landed some partial connects and missed a few punches in an attempt to finish Paul off. I wouldn't say that Holmgren was in a hopeless position. He was struggling to get Terry off his back and it may have been possible for him to make a comeback in the fight. The officials decided to step in and denied him an opportunity to start a rally.

This was an impressive win for O'Reilly. Terry's speed made him a tough adversary. He had quick hands and was very good at getting that first punch in. He also was great in pulling his unsuspecting opponents down to the ice with his right hand and putting himself in position to land hard left hands.

Holmgren must have not done his homework in this situation. O'Reilly fought at the drop of a hat. I don't know how he couldn't have expected Terry to not come after him with guns-a-blazing after he hit him from behind. Still, Paul seemed unprepared in the beginning for the onslaught. Holmgren also fell for Terry's takedown move.

Paul was not a good tactician in his early years in the NHL. He was a strong guy who had good pop on his punches. He paid the price of trying to trade at a distance with Barry Beck and Nick Fotiu. Holmgren suffered some bad losses early in his career. Paul soon took a more cerebral approach to fighting. He began to have better knowledge of his opposition. He started to go into fights with a better game plan. He did better in the later bouts with Fotiu. He discovered that Nick was not quite as formidable at infighting.

Holmgren usually sought out a rematch if a guy beat him. The only exception was Barry Beck who destroyed him when Bubba was a bad man in his fighting prime. Paul did much better in return matches against O'Reilly, Fotiu, and Randy Holt. He had the courage to take his lumps and learn from his mistakes. Paul became a good tactician and one of the most formidable fighters in the NHL in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

May 21, 2008 15:28 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
Right after an offsides call, Paul Holmgren takes a run and nails Terry O'Reilly from behind. O'Reilly turns around and immediately drops the gloves. He begins firing wild rapid lefts at Holmgren. Holmer seemed somewhat surprised by O'Reilly's lightning quick response to his cheap shot check.

Holmgren never gets going in this fight. O'Reilly flails away with lefts and actually begins rag-dolling Holmgren. Holmgren was overwhelmed by lefts and went to the ice on two seperate occasions in this bout. O'Reilly's shots don't seem to land cleanly but his furious tempo and rag-dolling of Holmgren looked impressive. The linesmen then get in and stop the fracas.

O'Reilly beats Holmgren clearly. It's funny but after the fight Holmgren still has his left glove on. O'Reilly wasted no time in going after him and Holmgren didn't seem prepared to accept him. O'Reilly was a wild man in this fight and you have to hand it to him. Not too many guys could claim they whipped Holmgren around like that.
 SarcasticPillow
21154 fight reviews
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Dec 13, 2012 19:31 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
Terry O'Reilly is unable to take a pass well as he gets to the blueline and goes offside. Just as play is called Paul Holmgren barges into O'Reilly from behind anyway, knocking him to the ice. O'Reilly is angered and gets up, going right after Holmgren in retaliation. Holmgren lands a gloved left as O'Reilly wraps his arms around Holmgren to get in close. O'Reilly drops the gloves, then Holmgren drops his right glove and misses a right while opening up, allowing O'Reilly to stand back. O'Reilly lands a big left that drops Holmgren to his knees and then O'Reilly follows with five more lefts, landing three as Holmgren slowly makes his way back up to his skates. Once up, Holmgren just tries to grab onto O'Reilly but O'Reilly throws four lefts and lands two. Holmgren does manage to get a grip on O'Reilly and get him locked out, however Holmgren loses his balance afterwards. O'Reilly is pulled down on top of Holmgren and scrambles back up but the linesmen get in between the two and work them apart as Holmgren just holds onto O'Reilly, attempting to keep him down. Holmgren then drops his right glove but the linesmen break them up. A good fight between these two heavyweights. The rookie Holmgren put a late hit on O'Reilly and the veteran took exception to it, going right after Holmgren. Holmgren got in a decent gloved punch as the fight started but it was all O'Reilly once the gloves came off. Holmgren didn't even get both gloves off throughout the whole fight and never did get himself set in any way. O'Reilly landed some good lefts, including his first one which dropped Holmgren. Holmgren got back to his skates but didn't throw anymore punches, instead just focusing on defense while O'Reilly whaled away.
 RedWingsWereTough
243 fight reviews

Dec 4, 2007 01:20 ET
Terry O'Reilly decisive win Fun 
5
This starts on an offside call. Holmgren is trailing the play and there is a good 1.5 seconds after the whistle for him to slow down with ease. Instead, Holmgren nails O'Reilly from behind with a hard check, dropping him to the ice. O'Reilly jumps to his feet and starts wailing away with lefts. Holmgren looked amazingly unprepared for "Taz"'s reaction. One would assume that if a player of Holmgren's aggressive inclinations throws a cheap hit at a guy like O'Reilly, he would expect an immediate fight but Paul is overwhelmed here by his foe's furious response and is woefully off balance from the start. The momentum of O'Reilly's attack causes Holmgren to fall twice during this brief fracas, though there aren't many clean punches landed by the Boston tough guy. Still, very much a clear cut win for O'Reilly
billybalz
242 fight reviews

Apr 10, 2005 17:15 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
Young Holmgren knocked Terry down on an offsides call and the youngster was then taught a lesson.
Billiam
550 fight reviews

Sep 5, 2005 16:27 ET
Terry O'Reilly decisive win Fun 
8
O'Reilly gives Holmgren a real beating.. Holmgren's left glove was on for the entire fight...
MarkV
396 fight reviews

Feb 15, 2006 07:46 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
8
Holmgren hits O'Reilly from behind on an off-side call and Terry gets up and goes right after Holmgren. Terry fires furious lefts to Holmgren who has his left glove on the entire fight and then takes him down. Holmgren was takin to school on this one!
EddieShore
911 fight reviews

Feb 17, 2006 20:17 ET
Terry O'Reilly decisive win Fun 
6
Holmgren crosschecked O'Reilly from behind. Big mistake. O'Reilly went nuts and went on to pound Holmgren's head and body furiously with his left. Holmgren didn't even have time to throw his gloves before he was on the ice.
clackson3
589 fight reviews

Jun 15, 2009 19:51 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
heezgawn
65 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2012 19:45 ET
Terry O'Reilly decisive win Fun 
8
Holmgren knocks O'Reilly down from behind, a full second or two after an offside whistle. Holmgren appears kind of nonchalant, not even expecting O'Reilly to come after him. But come after him Terry does, and literally pounds him into the ice with furious lefts. Holmgren doesn't even throw a punch.
itsJ.Millertime
12702 fight reviews

Feb 4, 2016 08:11 ET
Terry O'Reilly clear win Fun 
7
O'Reilly gets the lefts going and pounds Holmgren.
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SarcasticPillow
Dec 21, 2013 15:55 ET
The tilt.

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