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Boston Bruins vs NY Rangers Fans - 1979 The NHL in the 1970s could often be wild. This was epitomized as the decade neared its end on Sunday, December 23, 1979. On that date the visiting Boston Bruins angrily invaded the stands at Madison Square Garden to administer frontier-style justice on a few New York Rangers fans who had taken some liberties. (It's hard to see the exact cause of the fracas in this video, but this is what happened: A fan, 30-year-old John Kaptain, reached over the glass and belted Boston's Stan Jonathan across the face with a rolled-up program and drew blood. Kaptain then grabbed Jonathan's stick. After that...mayhem ensued!) Among the most enraged Bruins was the normally peaceable Peter McNab. Feisty Terry O'Reilly, not surprisingly, was the most zealous participant. The enduring image, however, is Mike Milbury ripping a shoe from Kaptain's foot and beating him with it! Milbury eventually threw Kaptain's shoe onto the ice. O'Reilly and Milbury would both later coach the Bruins. Kaptain, who attended the game with his brother James and his father Manny, had to make his way home from Madison Square Garden minus one shoe. Some 300 Ranger fans attacked the Bruins' bus outside the arena. Because of this crazy incident, the NHL mandated the height of the protective glass surrounding all teams' ice surfaces be dramatically increased. John Kaptain died in 1999.
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Added: 11th February 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2015-02-11 
The end result of the melee: McNab, Milbury and O'Reilly was were suspended for a few games. Every Bruin who went into the stands was fined. Times certainly have changed. Today there would be lawsuits aplenty!
Posted by: Steve on 2015-02-13 
Lava is so right. Amazing how much has changed in a short amount of time.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2015-02-13 
The Kaptain family tried to launch a civil lawsuit but it was quickly tossed out of court, presumably because the state pretty much figured John Kaptain got what he deserved.
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