Dec 23, 1978
Philadelphia - Chicago2-5

Summary Of Events
1  15:36  Fight  Wilson-Mulvey
2  30:21  Rough  Wilson-Kelly
3  30:21  Scrum   7 players 
4  30:21  Rough  Clarke-Marks
5  30:21  Fight  Wilson-Magnuson
6  48:19  Fight  Dean-Russell

Fight at 15:36
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Behn Wilson 6'3'' 1210lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Grant Mulvey 6'4'' 1200lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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 BattleshipRules
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Oct 29, 2012 12:49 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
6
Mulvey and Wilson had a go on this occasion. Grant landed a partial connect and a solid uppercut to start the scoring. Big Behn got a good grip on Grant's right arm and then threw a series of rights. Wilson landed a solid uppercut and a decent shot. He landed a pretty good right hook and a decent follow up blow.

Behn missed a punch and landed a solid uppercut. Wilson missed with a couple of shots. Mulvey was unable to break through with any punches of his own for a time. Wilson landed a couple of decent punches and missed the mark with a couple of attempts. Behn landed a pretty good uppercut. Mulvey got his right hand loose and landed a pretty good uppercut of his own. Behn landed one more solid blow before the refs stopped the bout.

I rate this as a clear win for Wilson. Mulvey landed effective blows at the start and the finish of the fight. In between, it was all Wilson. Behn landed several solid connects and put some hurt on Grant with effective uppercuts and hooks. Once again, Wilson demonstrated that he had the best uppercut in the business.
 bradu
891 fight reviews

Sep 12, 2006 19:19 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
6
Mulvey gets the jump on him and gets a couple in, but it doesn't take long for Wilson to take over. Wilson reminds me of Probie in this one, the way he fires a big looping uppercut and then follows with a punch over the arm. He repeats this several times, getting the clear win.
sickboy
144 fight reviews

Dec 24, 2005 17:14 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
5
srehm1
357 fight reviews

Jul 4, 2008 20:05 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
5
Wilson and Mulvey come together during a scrum. Mulvey throws a few shots and then holds on as Wilson gets his right loose. It's all Wilson from here as Mulvey basically holds on as Wilson does the old over and under thing a few times. Clear win for Wilson.
re
9290 fight reviews

Oct 3, 2008 07:58 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
6
mullet
19518 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2009 11:39 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
5
Wilson lands some right uppercuts, Mulvey only throws a couple and basically just holds on. Win Wilson.
TheDanLine
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May 19, 2016 14:39 ET
Behn Wilson clear win Fun 
6


Rough at 30:21
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 Behn Wilson 6'3'' 1210lb 20N/A
 J.-Bob "Battleship" Kelly 6'2'' 1190lb 20
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BattleshipRules
Jul 3, 2014 12:02 ET
This incident was mentioned by announcer Gene Hart in the commentary of the game. Wilson was fighting Keith Magnuson and Hart said that Wilson and Kelly got into a skirmish earlier in the game.

Kelly came off the bench after Big Behn hammered Maggie. Hart said, "And Bob Kelly is coming off the bench." I haven't seen any footage that goes beyond that point in the clips posted on various web sites.
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battleship25
Apr 9, 2016 14:25 ET (later updated)
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This incident was mentioned by announcer Gene Hart in the commentary of the game. Wilson was fighting Keith Magnuson and Hart said that Wilson and Kelly got into a skirmish earlier in the game.

Kelly came off the bench after Big Behn hammered Maggie. Hart said, "And Bob Kelly is coming off the bench." I haven't seen any footage that goes beyond that point in the clips posted on various web sites.
Hey 'rules. I heard the CHI announcer Andy MacWilliams mention that ( I listened to part of the game on radio ). Andy said " B.Wilson has cuts from his fights with Mulvey, Magnuson and Kelly". Never could figure what really happened- didn't know G.Hart talked about it too.
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Scrum at 30:21
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Duration N/A  Bobby Clarke  Bob Dailey  Behn Wilson     J.-Bob "Battleship" Kelly  Keith Magnuson  John Marks  Phil Russell   
# Players Involved: 7
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 Bobby Clarke 5'10'' 4176lb 19N/A
 John Marks 6'2'' 4195lb 19


Fight at 30:21
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Behn Wilson 6'3'' 3210lb 25N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Keith Magnuson 6'0'' 3185lb 25N/AN/AN/A
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 srehm1
357 fight reviews

May 16, 2008 15:33 ET
Behn Wilson decisive win Fun 
8
Behn Wilson continues to tear up the league as he now puts his sights on Keith Magnuson.

During a line brawl Wilson and Magnuson lock up, but they are just yapping at first. As players push and pull around them it almost looks as if these two are not going to go. Wilson then becomes livid as they continue to yap. The linesmen are getting their arms in there when Wilson tries to furiously pull and punch at Magnuson. The linesmen at first struggle with the pair and then let them go.

Magnuson gets the jump on Wilson, landing shots. Wilson drops to a knee as they pull away from the pack and Mags continues to fire away. Wilson gets back up and it's simply murder from then on. Wilson pumps a number of rapid uppercuts that devastate Magnuson. He stops punching and holds on, covering his face to avoid Wilson's attack. It's too much and he is overwhelmed, going down in a heap as Wilson still wants more. The linesmen jump in and save Magnuson from further savagery.

Wilson takes a decisive win in this bout. Magnuson had everything going for him. He was landing shots, had Wilson down, but couldn't seal the deal. He allowed Wilson to get to his feet and it was all over with from there. I don't think there was a TKO in this fight, but do believe Magnuson went down from and overwhelming barrage from Wilson. More like a thorough beating then a TKO.
 BattleshipRules
12464 fight reviews

Mar 3, 2012 12:54 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
6
On this occasion, Keith exchanged pleasantries with Behn Wilson. Wilson was making quite a reputation in the NHL with his fists. Behn and Keith got right in the middle of a scrum and grabbed jerseys. The two were jawing at each other for an extended period of time. It took a long time for punches to actually be thrown. There was a lot of pointing, posturing, and gesturing from both guys before the bout.

Magnuson boldly fired the first punches of the fight. He landed a partial connect and missed a couple of shots. Then, Keith landed a decent right cross. Behn was losing his balance and slipped to his knees for a second. Wilson appeared surprised when Keith threw a flurry of punches. It was almost as if Behn wasn't expecting him to actually respond with punches.

Wilson quickly got his composure and got down to business. He had a devastating uppercut and knew that this would be a good weapon to use on Magnuson. Behn threw four consecutive uppercuts. The second and fourth shots landed and the fourth uppercut was a destructive punch. Magnuson went down from the blow. Behn fell on top of him and the officials broke it up at this point.

This appeared to be a TKO victory for Wilson. Magnuson went down in a crumpled heap from Behn's last uppercut. It is hard to imagine that Keith could have continued. This fight was a mismatch and it is fortunate for him that the officials were doing their job by insuring his safety.

Wilson really had a tremendous weapon with that uppercut. Emmanuel Steward, the famous boxing trainer, once said that the uppercut may be the best weapon that can be used in a hockey fight. Combatants are always leaning forward slightly to keep their balance on skates and leverage dictates that an uppercut can do damage in this type of infighting that is particular to hockey fights. Wilson had the most devastating uppercut in the business and this was one of the reasons he was so dominant.

Magnuson had only average fighting ability. He had fast hands, but he did not have much power. He rarely paid attention to defense and usually threw caution to the wind in his fights. He had great intensity and the disposition of a natural-born killer, but his limited physical attributes let him down against the better fighters of the league.

Keith was one of the gutsiest fighters of his era. He would take on all the tough guys in the NHL that lesser men would avoid like the plague. He fearlessly went toe-to-toe with Dave Schultz and Battleship Kelly. However, the results were predictable and he couldn't match power punches with them. Magnuson had the intensity and fighting spirit you would like to see in every player. His problem was that he was a lion trapped in the body of a bobcat.
 SarcasticPillow
19391 fight reviews
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Feb 10, 2009 23:06 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
7
There is a brawl going on and Keith Magnuson pairs off with Behn Wilson. They hold onto each other and do some talking but neither guys makes a move to fight. Multiple times does an official come in and give them some words and neither guy starts fighting. After well over a minute of just holding on and exchanging some words, they start going. Magnuson misses two rights and then Wilson lands a right. Magnuson throws two more rights and lands one and then Wilson goes down. Wilson gets up and Magnuson goes idle. Wilson then throws five rights in a row and lands two, flooring Magnuson. TKO win for Wilson in a short but good fight.
 heezgawn
63 fight reviews

Aug 14, 2009 20:45 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
8
A brawl breaks out in the Chicago end and Magnuson has the misfortune of being paired up with Behn Wilson. Magnuson looks terrified, and as Wilson yanks him around by the shirt, the scene has the look of a schoolyard bully shaking down a much smaller kid for his lunch money. Wilson appears to be screaming at Magnuson, daring him to fight, so finally Keith throws a couple of rights that seem to catch Wilson by surprise, but once Wilson gets composed, he proceeds to lay a beating on poor Keith. He hammers Magnuson with two or three right crosses and follows up with two or three vicious uppercuts and down goes Keith, who is then saved from further bodily harm by the linesman who come in and pull Wilson off of him.
billybalz
246 fight reviews

Jul 20, 2005 18:52 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
7
they yap at each other for an eternity then they go... behn slips early gets up and lays keith out
Brawls26
526 fight reviews

Mar 6, 2006 22:01 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
7
They yap and yap and yap and yap....

Finally, they drop the mitts, Wilson slips, gets back up, and completely drops Mags with some solid shots. TKO win.
re
9290 fight reviews

Oct 3, 2008 07:57 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
6
Magnuson got some big punches early but Wilson came back with some good uppercuts and floored Magnuson.
mullet
19518 fight reviews

Oct 27, 2009 11:40 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
8
It takes a while before they finally start to go. When they go it doesn't take long for Wilson to floor Magnuson with right uppercuts.
FrAn6
3443 fight reviews

Oct 29, 2012 21:53 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
7
itsJ.Millertime
10150 fight reviews

Jan 19, 2016 13:23 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
8
Wilson hammers him with rights and drops him to the ice.
TheDanLine
9883 fight reviews

May 19, 2016 14:39 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
8
supersonic
4318 fight reviews

Jul 15 07:36 ET
Behn Wilson win by TKO Fun 
7
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racersno5clackson
Aug 8, 2010 14:40 ET
It's a damn shame that the clip doesn't continue just a little bit longer since the last thing we hear in it is Gene Hart saying: "Bob Kelly is coming off the bench."
Would have been nice to see what exactly occurred from then on.

Here's all of the penalties handed out by the ref at the 10:21 mark of the 2nd period:
Behn Wilson, Pha: fighting major. Bobby Clarke, Pha: roughing minor.
Keith Magnuson, Chi: fighting major. John Marks, Chi: roughing minor. J. Bob Kelly, Chi: double roughing minor and a game misconduct.
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bzane
Aug 4, 2013 01:18 ET
I've always thought it was funny how Wilson's anger, for whatever reason, escalates during the long clinch with Magnuson (I don't suppose it was quite as hilarious for Magnuson)- rather than his irritation dissipating over the course of the struggle, as so often happens, Wilson seems to work himself into a lunatic rage, howling at Magnuson as though he'd just discovered Keith in bed with his wife or something. Magnuson, meanwhile, as pointed out by heezgawn and michiann above, looks genuinely frightened, his orange hair poking out from under his helmet in wings that seem to rise in terror. It looks like Magnuson is close to bursting into tears at the horror inches from his face.

Does anyone have any insight into what set Wilson off so much?
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Fighting101
Sep 4, 2014 22:53 ET
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ReggieJax77
May 22, 2015 22:07 ET
Quote from message by bzane
I've always thought it was funny how Wilson's anger, for whatever reason, escalates during the long clinch with Magnuson (I don't suppose it was quite as hilarious for Magnuson)- rather than his irritation dissipating over the course of the struggle, as so often happens, Wilson seems to work himself into a lunatic rage, howling at Magnuson as though he'd just discovered Keith in bed with his wife or something. Magnuson, meanwhile, as pointed out by heezgawn and michiann above, looks genuinely frightened, his orange hair poking out from under his helmet in wings that seem to rise in terror. It looks like Magnuson is close to bursting into tears at the horror inches from his face.

Does anyone have any insight into what set Wilson off so much?
(I don't suppose it was quite as hilarious for Magnuson) -- This part made me laugh out loud. Good stuff.

Who knows what made him mad? Wilson was a psychopath. Really strange, dark guy. Best hockey fighter ever, IMO.
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bzane
May 24, 2015 20:21 ET
Well, thank you, Reggie- and I might tend to agree with you. Wilson's light-switch psycho rages were a big part of his arsenal- along with his strength, iron chin, skillful fighting ability and world-class uppercut. No wonder Maggie's hair start to rise up like that of a teenager at a horror movie. Me, I'd've probably just swooned to the ice and gotten it over with.Reply
ReggieJax77
May 24, 2015 23:26 ET
Quote from message by bzane
Well, thank you, Reggie- and I might tend to agree with you. Wilson's light-switch psycho rages were a big part of his arsenal- along with his strength, iron chin, skillful fighting ability and world-class uppercut. No wonder Maggie's hair start to rise up like that of a teenager at a horror movie. Me, I'd've probably just swooned to the ice and gotten it over with.
LOL, same here... Either pretend to pass out or just hug tight and pray for the linesmen
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Fight at 48:19
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Barry Dean 6'1'' 1195lb 5762Fair Amount
 Phil Russell 6'2'' 1200lb 5430
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Apr 18, 2012 18:33 ET
Barry Dean clear win Fun 
6
Barry Dean was a journeyman hockey player who was good with his fists. He didn't spend a long time in the NHL, but he was an experienced fighter for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. He also added some muscle to the Phoenix Coyotes of the WHA. Dean fought some tough competition in these leagues and was no stranger to fisticuffs.

On this occasion, Barry swapped blows with veteran enforcer Phil Russell. Phil was a strong guy who liked to fight in close quarters. He pushed Dean up against the boards. Russell tried to land a big left hand, but Barry beat him to the punch and landed a hard right. This was a shot that opened Phil up and did some damage.

It took awhile for Russell to regain his composure. He held on for awhile and hoped Dean would punch himself out. Phil was no quitter, but he knew he needed a few seconds to clear his head. Phil looked to regroup and turn to Plan B. Barry landed another good uppercut. Then, Barry landed some rabbit punches while Russell held him tight.

At this point, Russell threw another left hand. The punch landed as a decent connect. Barry grabbed some of Russell's hair. Dean missed with a couple of weak rights. Russell landed two weak partial connects and returned the favor by pulling Barry's hair. The refs pried the two apart and Phil skated away with blood dripping onto his shirt.

This was a clear win for Dean. He landed a hard shot with his first blow and it drew blood and did some damage. Barry also landed a good uppercut and several partial connects. To his credit, Russell fought back and tried to rally. His rally was modest. He only landed one decent left and a couple of weak partial connects. The victory wasn't decisive because Phil did show some guts and fought back. The fight was pretty much over with the first connect by Dean. However, Phil was a true professional and he knew he had to fight back. His effort was equivalent to a guy who hit a one-hopper to a shortstop, but ran hard down the first base line into a sure out.

Russell was a competent fighter and a respected professional. He was a good enough defenseman to play over 1000 games in the NHL. He was a physical player who wasn't afraid to use his size and muscle when he needed to. He finished his long career with over 2000 well-earned penalty minutes.

Russell was about average for an NHL enforcer. He knew how to fight and could beat up smaller, less experienced fighters. He struggled against the best NHL fighters. He had decent hand speed, but he couldn't keep pace with the furious fists of Terry O'Reilly. He had slightly above-average power, but he couldn't match Paul Holmgren and Bert Wilson blow for blow.

Phil could win outright against smaller guys like Pat Boutette and occasionally he could perform better than expected, as in his fight with Stan Jonathan. Russell was stronger than the average NHL player and could wrestle effectively when he had to. This was the case against Bob Nystrom. To Phil's credit, he was more than a wrestler. He could throw legitimate punches and he gave a solid effort in many of his bouts.

Russell was limited by the fact that he didn't have exceptional hand speed or punching power. He also lacked imagination and was not much of a strategist. In short, Phil was average in several categories along the board. While Russell was average as a fighter, he was above average as a player. While countless goons came and went, he continued to do a competent job as a fighter and played solid positional hockey. He had a much better career than an average NHL player and deserves respect for his willingness to engage in rough play. He asked no quarter and earned respect as one of the true professionals in the NHL.
bradu
891 fight reviews

Mar 5, 2006 19:15 ET
Barry Dean clear win Fun 
4
Dean does some hairpulling and lands 2 good shots which open up Russell. Russell lands noogies only.
TERRYTOON
45 fight reviews

Dec 8, 2009 23:09 ET
Barry Dean clear win Fun 
6
All Dean in this one. The first punch Dean throws He breaks Russells nose
itsJ.Millertime
10150 fight reviews

Jan 19, 2016 13:26 ET
Barry Dean clear win Fun 
5
Dean handles him pretty well in this one and takes the clear victory.
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michiann
Sep 9, 2013 08:59 ET
at the 3:40 mark






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