Nov 15, 1952
Boston - Montreal0-2

Summary Of Events
1  49:03  Brawl    
2  49:03  Fight  Schmidt-Harvey
3  49:03  Fight  Labine-St. Laurent
4  49:03  Fight  Chevrefils-Curry
5  49:03  Fight  Armstrong-McCormack

Brawl at 49:03
Boston PlayersMontreal Players
Duration N/A  Bob Armstrong  Real Chevrefils  Leo Labine  Milt Schmidt     Floyd Curry  Doug Harvey  John McCormack  Dollard St. Laurent   
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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racersno5clackson
Jan 16, 2015 18:35 ET
From the Montreal Gazette:

"It was a rugged, crowd-pleasing exhibition which broke out into a donnybrook in the closing session when Milt Schmidt and Doug Harvey dropped their gloves and started throwing punches. The action was infectious, as Dollard St.Laurent and Leo Labine immediately followed their example. Then Real Chevrefils and Floyd (The Honest Blocker) Curry closed with each other while Bob Armstrong tussled with Goose McCormack.
The only casualty was Dollard St. Laurent. He stopped one of Labine's punches with his nose and the claret flowed.
Milt Schmidt and Doug Harvey, who started the donnybrook, were the first of the combatants to stop punching. It was almost as if, by mutual agreement, they said, 'let's quit this. We're only wasting energy.' The others continued to battle for several minutes."

There were four separate fights during the brawl, but only Schmidt and Harvey received major penalties. St. Laurent and Labine picked up minors while the other four combatants did not receive any penalties.
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JagrBombs
Jun 2, 2017 19:00 ET
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itsJ.Millertime
Jun 3, 2017 13:19 ET (later updated)
Judging by that clip and the newspaper article this could have been a classic. Would have loved to see the full brawl. Look how much the sport has changed, the newspaper article clearly describes a full on brawl but only 2 guys got majors, how crazy is that!Reply


Fight at 49:03
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Milt Schmidt 6'0'' 1185lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Doug Harvey 5'11'' 1190lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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Feb 8, 2018 21:37 ET
Milt Schmidt narrow win Fun 
4
This fight took place during a mini-brawl. Schmidt and Harvey squared off in a battle of Hall of Famers. Milt landed a solid right and a partial connect. Doug landed a grazing partial connect and missed a punch. Schmidt had a strong grip on his right arm. Milt landed two body blows and missed a punch. Two officials stepped in and stopped the fight. Schmidt exchanged words with Rocket Richard in the aftermath. The Rocket had his stick menacingly up in the air, but no blows were exchanged between the two.

I rate this as a narrow win for Schmidt. He landed a solid initial shot and a few modest blows. Harvey only landed one grazing shot in the contest. Milt tied up Doug's right arm well and was quicker on the draw.

Uncle Miltie had a terrific career as one of the superstars of his era. He was a tough customer in addition to his great offensive skill. Art Ross remembered Schmidt's play making ability and great skating speed. Milt played in the NHL with boyhood friends Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart. The trio was from Kitchener, Ontario. The three were called the Kraut line because of German ancestry, but they changed the moniker after the onset of World War II.

There was an excellent article about Schmidt in 2017 in the New York Times. It was written by Richard Goldstein after Milt's death at the age of 98. Goldstein recalled the heroic patriotism displayed by the trio in World War II. The men missed prime years to answer the call of duty. The Bruins won Stanley Cups in 1939 and 1941 before the years of military service.

"The glory years of the Schmidt-Dumart-Bauer line - sometimes known as the Kitchener Kids - essentially ended on Feb. 10, 1942, when the linemates combined for 10 points in an 8-1 Bruins rout of the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Garden. That was the last game for Schmidt, Dumart and Bauer before they entered the Royal Canadian Air Force together.

At game's end, players from both teams hoisted the linemates on their shoulders, with the crowd roaring in tribute as they headed off to World War II. Schmidt, Dumart and Bauer played together on a Canadian military hockey team and then served together at an air base in northern England."

Uncle Miltie was a great General Manager for the Bruins. He put together the Stanley Cup teams of the early 1970's. He pulled off one of the best trades of all time in acquiring Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, and Fred Stanfield for Gilles Marotte, Pit Martin, and Jack Norris. Schmidt tried to recapture the magic with the expansion Washington Capitals, but the club was putrid for a number of years.

I had the chance to meet Schmidt and Fern Flaman at an autograph show. It was a real treat to meet the Hall of Fame legends. Milt was as sharp as a tack well into his nineties. He was great with the fans and displayed humor and wit. Schmidt was very popular and the line was one of the longest I've seen in ten years of attending the shows.

Schmidt was the total package as a player. He was big and strong. He could skate like the wind and handle the puck exceptionally well. He was a World War II hero. He was one of the all time greats for sure and an excellent human being as well.
 knight77
137 fight reviews

Oct 8 22:53 ET
Milt Schmidt narrow win Fun 
4
After St. Louis upset Philadelphia in the first round of the 1968 playoffs, Flyer defenceman Larry Zeidel was asked how and why the Blues had won: "Because every time they (the Blues) would get into trouble, Doug Harvey would slow down the game and allow his teammates to collect themselves."

Harvey was 43 at the time and, had he not been a hopeless alcoholic, there's little doubt that he would have played professionally until the age of 50. While he had many skills, Harvey's uncanny knack for taking the temperature of a game was probably his greatest asset. He knew when to push the pace and could lug the puck up ice with real speed but - when the situation called for it - he would lazy-dazy it, ragging the puck to safety behind his own net.

While Harvey wasn't a punishing hitter, he played the man religiously and was rarely caught fishing for the puck in one-on-one situations. He fought infrequently and not very effectively, if this clip is any indication. After Boston captain Milt Schmidt throws a gloved right hand at Harvey, the two players square off. Schmidt begins by connecting with two pretty good right hands to his opponent's face. Hockey Night in Canada cameras (this was their first broadcasting year) proceeded to kick off a long tradition of questionable fight coverage by panning to the catwalk high above the Forum ice to show us play-by-play announcer Danny Gallivan.

When the camera returns to the combatants, Schmidt continues to be the much more active of the two. The Bruin center now goes to work on Harvey's body, connecting with three blows before the two linesmen move in. Harvey didn't really have anything going in this contest. I would rate this somewhere between a narrow and a clear win for Schmidt.
 JagrBombs
705 fight reviews

Feb 11 17:58 ET
Milt Schmidt narrow win Fun 
4
Harvey and Schmidt are pushing and shoving behind the net and the gloves come down quickly as Schmidt connected on a gloved punch during the roughing part. They come together in no time and Schmidt gets three decent right punches in on Harvey who lands a partial right. The men come in close range and Schmidt misses two uppercuts before Harvey misses a right. Schmidt pins Harvey to the boards and the linesmen separate them to put an end to it.

I rate this fight as a narrow win for the Boston Bruins' captain. He landed a few good shots and missed with a couple of body uppercuts whereas Harvey did not connect as good on any punch he threw. It was a quick but feisty contest.
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JagrBombs
Feb 11 17:59 ET
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Fight at 49:03
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Leo Labine 5'10'' 1178lb 2N/AN/AN/AFair Amount
 Dollard St. Laurent 5'11'' 1180lb 2N/AN/AN/A
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Feb 8, 2018 21:43 ET
Outcome: N/A Fun 
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This fight broke out after the Schmidt-Harvey bout wound down. Labine was trying to fend off St. Laurent. Both had the sticks up. Dollard was the aggressor here. It looked like Leo was a bit reluctant to drop the mitts with St. Laurent. Dollard landed a solid blow and a partial connect. The camera went away from the combatants and we don't see the conclusion of the bout.

I won't render a decision. St. Laurent landed a solid shot early on. Dollard was a fine defenseman who made the all star team of five occasions.


Fight at 49:03
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Real Chevrefils 5'10'' 1165lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Floyd Curry 5'11'' 1175lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Bob Armstrong 6'1'' 1180lb 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
 John McCormack 6'0'' 1185lb 5N/AN/AN/A
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