Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/8/11
On Dec. 8, 1991, the Calgary Flames visited the Buffalo Sabres at The Aud in a game many anticipated would be an ill-mannered affair. Calgary defenseman Jamie Macoun had broken the jaw of Sabres star Pat Lafontaine in a Nov. 16 game. Revenge was in the air. At 17:34 of the first period, the teams engaged in one of the most chaotic and lengthy brawls ever seen in the arena -- which had seen its share of them. It wasn't so much a benches-clearing brawl than it was a brawl on the bench: Nothing like a maniacal shirtless Rob Ray to break up a fight by starting another one … LaFontaine had his jaw wired shut and would miss two months after the Macoun hit, which received a major penalty and a game misconduct but escaped supplemental discipline from the NHL, despite Buffalo Coach Rick Dudley calling it "a blatant misuse of the stick." Leading up to the Dec. 8 rematch, the Buffalo media hyped up the revenge angle, going as far as to publish an image of Macoun with a target on it. "I heard ...
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