Oct 8, 1978
Preseason
St. Louis - Chicago1-2

Summary Of Events
1  26:42  Fight  Lamby-Rota
2  40:00  Crowd Trouble    
3  59:58  Bench-Clearing Brawl    
4  59:58  Fight  Bennett-Kelly
5  59:58  Crowd Trouble    

Fight at 26:42
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Dick Lamby 6'1'' 2200lb 20N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Darcy Rota 5'11'' 2180lb 20N/AN/AN/A
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whlfan
Feb 20, 2015 05:59 ET
They only got a minor each, but Bobby Orr got tossed out for third man in.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

IN THE HAWK dressing room, the hero Rota was walking around with an enormous ice bag on his left knee. "I strained it slightly in the fight [with Dick Lamby] in the second period," he said. "It'll be OK by Wednesday [when the Hawks open the National Hockey League season against Atlanta in the Stadium].
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Durbano
Mar 1 22:57 ET
Mon, Oct 9, 1978 – 76 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States of America) · Newspapers.comReply


Crowd Trouble at 40:00
St. Louis PlayersChicago Players
Duration N/A  Brian Sutter      
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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whlfan
Nov 13, 2016 21:14 ET
From The Canadian Press:

Chicago Black Hawks fought back with a goal in the final minute Sunday, while St. Louis Blues found themselves waging a battle of a different kind.
Fans at the Chicago Stadium threw debris and chairs at the Blues when the players left the ice between the second and third periods of their National Hockey League exhibition game, which the Hawks won 2-1.
The incident occurred after a second-period melee between Chicago's Darcy Rota and St. Louis' Dick Lamby. Hawks defenceman Bobby Orr was given a game misconduct penalty for being the third man in the fight.
As the St. Louis players left the ice to go to their dressing room, fans showered them with assorted missiles, including beer cans, and one unidentified fan hurled four chairs, which were tied together. The players ducked and were hit only on the tops of their helmets. None sustained injury.
Another fan then went for Blues forward Brian Sutter and the two wrestled for nearly three minutes with Sutter's stick. The same man who threw the chairs was speared by Sutter's stick and knocked off balance.
"A bunch of fans started throwing beer cans and other containers that hit our coach," said Sutter. "All of a sudden, a fan threw those chairs in our direction and somebody rushed to get my stick. All I was trying to do was keep him away when another fan started to come at me. I guess I speared him in the leg."
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Bench-Clearing Brawl at 59:58
St. Louis PlayersChicago Players
Duration N/A  Curt Bennett  Harvey Bennett  Barry Gibbs  Bob Stewart  Brian Sutter     J.-Bob "Battleship" Kelly  Grant Mulvey   
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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whlfan
Feb 20, 2015 06:10 ET
As described by the Chicago Tribune:

What should have been a beautiful ending to the Black Hawks' exhibition season was scarred by a post-game flareup of fan violence Sunday night in the Stadium.

Darcy Rota's 40-foot goal from a difficult left side angle with 2 seconds to play enabled the Hawks to score a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

A split-second after the light flashed a brawl broke out and both benches emptied, resulting in six penalties.

The worst was yet to come.

When the Blues were leaving the ice at the end of the game, belligerent spectators showered them with beer and pelted them with refuse.

Coach Barclay Plager leaped into the seats and suddenly chairs started to fly. Brian Sutter rushed to his coach, followed by Bob Stewart and Curt Bennett.
Sutter's stick was broken in the confrontation. Ushers restored order and the Blues and their coach escaped injury.

One of the unidentified attackers was struck on the leg by Sutter. He was carried out of the stands on the shoulders of another rioter.

"That guy was faking it," insisted Plager, amazingly able to joke about the confrontation outside his dressing room a minute later. "He fell and just laid there. It wasn't a chair that got him or anything like that."

"What's wrong with the people here? Can't they afford a better brand of beer to throw at me? This stuff was stale- not like our good St. Louis beer."

"The guy they carried out just fell," agreed Sutter. "The reason I went into the stands with my stick up was to protect Dave when they started heaving the chairs. None of us got a scratch."
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Fight at 59:58
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Harvey Bennett 6'4'' 2215lb 25N/AN/AN/AN/A
 J.-Bob "Battleship" Kelly 6'2'' 2190lb 25N/AN/AN/A
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Crowd Trouble at 59:58
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Duration N/A  Curt Bennett  Bob Stewart  Brian Sutter      
# Players Involved: N/A
Blood: N/A
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