Podcast Episode #47 - Hockey Fights 1, Remembering Russ Conway, Vince Cimini (RI Hockey Hall of Fame)
The New England Whalers defeat the Ottawa Nationals 4-3 in OT, April 8, 1973. Whalers goals shown here: Brit Selby (OT winner) and Tom Webster. Brian Conacher and Gavin Kirk score for the Nats, who were referred to as the "Ontario" Nationals for this series due to a dispute with the city of Ottawa. They played their home games in Toronto.
Two great characters mind the nets: Al Smith (NE) and Gilles "Loony" Gratton (Nats), who faced 57 Whalers shots.
The game was witnessed by 6, 156 at the Boston Garden.