December 23, 1979 at Madison Square Gardens, just after the Bruins beat New York Rangers, a Rangers fan stole Stan Jonathan’s stick and hit him with it. When other fans got involved, Terry O’Reilly charged into the stands followed by his teammates. During this fight two players pulled off the instigators shoe and hit him with it.
Bruins traded for Cam Neely. Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Keith Crowder led the Bruins to Cup Finals in 1988.