Fighters: St. Louis Blue Wayne Maki and Boston Bruin Ted Green
What happened: Maki and Green traded blows with their sticks in one of the more disturbing, violent fights in NHL history.
Bottom line: St. Louis Blues forward Wayne Maki was just trying to make the team when he ran afoul of Boston enforcer "Terrible" Ted Green.
Green took the first swing, and the two went at it, with Maki landing the decisive blow that fractured Green’s skull and left him with a brain injury.
Both players ended up charged in criminal court for their actions, a first in NHL history, and were suspended.
Maki died, tragically, in 1974 of cancer at just 29 years old.