Feb 24, 1972
Chicago - Buffalo3-5

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Cheap Shot  Bordeleau-Watson
2  N/A  Cheap Shot  Mikita-Perreault
3  14:39  Cheap Shot  Bordeleau-Luce
4  14:39  Scrum    
5  14:39  Fight  Magnuson-Pratt
6  58:23  Fight  Pappin-Pratt

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 Chris Bordeleau  (Victim) 5'8'' 6152lb 34N/A
 Jim Watson  (Aggressor) 6'2'' 6186lb 34
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Apr 16, 2013 20:11 ET
Bordeleau was camped out in front of the net. He was in the crease area and Watson gave him a hard cross-check in the upper back and neck area. Christian went down hard in front of the net.

Watson's hit was dirty because it was delivered with a lot of force on an unsuspecting opponent. It was in a dangerous spot as well up high in the neck area. Jim sent a distinct message for Bordeleau to stay out of the goal mouth for the rest of the game.
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7
 Emotion 
5


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 Stan Mikita  (Aggressor) 5'9'' 4170lb 10N/A
 Gilbert Perreault  (Victim) 6'1'' 4180lb 10
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Apr 16, 2013 20:28 ET
Stan Mikita was known for his dirty tactics. On this occasion, his actions caused direct injury to Gilbert Perreault. Gil had the puck and Mikita came along besides him on the ice. Stan stuck out his foot and kind of threw a slew foot on Perreault. Gil twisted around awkwardly a few times and spun to the ice.

The narrator of the clip I saw said that Gil had to leave the game for a time because of a leg injury. However, Perreault demonstrated toughness and grit by coming back later in the contest. He set up a goal by Mike Byers which tied the game.

This was a very physical contest between the Sabres and Black Hawks. The footage I saw revealed that there was lots of hitting going on. Jim Watson nailed Christian Bordeleau from behind with a nasty cross-check. Don Luce got his stick up and clipped Pit Martin. Martin responded with a gloved right to the kisser.

Mikita's move was dirty and deliberate. He waited until Perreault's head was turned to sneak behind him and he kicked his leg from under him. Gil was rotating with the intent on making an offensive move. Stan used the slew foot here and sent Gil flying. Perreault spun around 360 degrees after he got tripped up. He was fortunate that the injury was not more severe.

Perreault was a supremely talented offensive player. He was a skater with blistering speed. My father told me that Gil was about as good of a skater as he ever saw. Gil could handle the puck just as well. He was a great play-making center with an excellent shot.

Perreault proved that he was a tough customer early in his career. Dan Maloney decided to test Gil's toughness and mettle. Gil traded with him and got the better of an exciting slugfest. Perreault won the bout and busted up Maloney's face. Dan was a bloody mess at the end of the fight. Gil earned respect right away and few guys tried to take liberties with him after the bloodletting on Maloney.

Perreault teamed up with sniper Rick Martin and Rene Robert to form the potent French Connection line. This was one of the most productive offensive lines in the NHL in the 1970's. These talented offensive performers led the Sabres to the Stanley Cup finals in 1975, but the team came up just short against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Perreault was one of the all-time greats. He had a long and distinguished career. He had tremendous tools and lived up to his billing as a highly touted top draft pick. Gil was tough as well. He proved against Maloney that he would not be bullied. He demonstrated against Mikita that he could play through an injury and make an opponent pay by getting revenge on the scoreboard.
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8
 Emotion 
8


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 J.P. Bordeleau  (Victim) 6'1'' 1175lb 15A Bit
 Don Luce  (Aggressor) 6'2'' 1190lb 15


Scrum at 14:39
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Duration N/A  Keith Magnuson  Pit Martin     Don Luce  Tracy Pratt   
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Feb 3, 2007 12:38 ET
It all started when Don Luce accidentally high-sticked Hubert "Pit" Martin. Martin gave a glove punch to Luce. Immediately Keith Magnuson jumps in and wants a piece of Luce, but there is Tracy Pratt in the way, so they both decided to have a go.
None of both teams players are into it as Magnuson and Pratt are ready to go.
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Lead
Feb 3, 2007 12:35 ET
It all started when Don Luce accidentally high-sticked Hubert "Pit" Martin. Martin gave a glove punch to Luce. Immediately Keith Magnuson jumps in and wants a piece of Luce, but there is Tracy Pratt in the way, so they both decided to have a go.
None of both teams players are into it as Magnuson and Pratt are ready to go.
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 Keith Magnuson 6'0''  185lb  N/A00N/A
 Tracy Pratt 6'0''  185lb  N/A20
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Jan 18, 2018 16:31 ET
Tracy Pratt narrow win Fun 
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Magnuson went after Don Luce as he was skating away from an angry Pit Martin. Keith landed a decent right on the side of Don's head. Pratt confronted Maggie and the two were set to go.

The officials were getting involved but at a peripheral level. I wouldn't call this fight unfair because both men had the hands free and were in each other's line of fire. Magnuson was having trouble with his balance and this was a major factor in the outcome of the fight.

Keith missed a left and landed a decent right. He slid to the ice. Pratt landed a solid blow and a decent connect. He landed a partial connect and missed a punch. An official wrapped up Tracy and Keith landed a solid blow over the ref's shoulder. Maggie got away from an official and charged at Pratt. Tracy threw a left hand that missed the target. The refs were finally able to restore order.

I rate this as a narrow win for Pratt. He landed a solid connect and a couple other blows with decent pop. Magnuson's solid shot should not count in the official scoring because it was delivered when Pratt was unable to defend himself. Tracy did no do any real damage, so the win was narrow rather than more clear-cut.

Pratt was a rugged player and no stranger to fisticuffs. He wasn't one of the better fighters in the NHL, but he played a physical brand of game and could be counted on to give his all. Tracy came from a great hockey pedigree with his father being Hall of Fame player Babe Pratt.
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May 21, 2008 21:03 ET
Tracy Pratt clear win Fun 
3
The damn refs were trying to get between them the entire time.  They managed to get away but Magnuson lost his balance and fell to his knees.  Pratt managed to land a few punches while he was trying to get back up.  The linesmen then get between them and Magnuson throws 1 over the linesmen before they are separated. I give this a clear win to Pratt because he landed the only punches in the moment where the refs weren't trying to interfere. Pratt took advanatge of the fact Magnuson lost his footing and went down and he was able to pop him with some punches while he was trying to get back up.
Lead
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Feb 9, 2007 06:03 ET
Tracy Pratt narrow win Fun 
5
It wasnt really a great fight cause refs were trying to seperate them all the time. At first Magnuson lost his balance and Pratt managed to put some shots in, as Magnuson was on his knees. Refs are pulling away them from each other as Magnuson brakes free and tries to jump on Pratt, but nothing happaned cause refs finnaly seperate them again.
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Aug 31, 2012 02:16 ET
Tracy Pratt clear win Fun 
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Starts when Sabre Don Luce bumps the smaller Hawk Pit Martin which riles up Magnuson as he lurches forward to shove Luce from behind. However, Pratt then intercepts & confronts him, and so, they square off. A ref trys to break them up but to no avail, they're too motivated in getting at one another. During the battle, Magnuson unfortunately keeps slipping to his knees for some reason, which allows Pratt to land 2 facial-punches while I don't think Magnuson ever landed a punch. Refs then intervene. Narrow to clear win for Pratt.
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bzane
May 22, 2008 08:34 ET
Great clip! Thank you! 'Seventies shee-yat, awwriiiight!Reply
remo1975
Oct 16, 2017 00:04 ET
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 Jim Pappin 6'1'' 1190lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Tracy Pratt 6'0'' 1185lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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Jan 4, 2011 03:25 ET
Double minor.Reply

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