FLASHBACK: Red Wings-Avs brawl was 19 years ago

Posted at 8:46 AM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 12:47:39-04

Some call it "Bloody Wednesday." Some call it "Turtle Day." But whatever  you call it, March 26th, 1997 was a great day for Red Wings fans.

It was on this day 19 years ago, when the Wings battled their bitter arch-rival, the Colorado Avalanche.

Many don't remember this game for the score, which by the way, the Red Wings won in overtime, 6-5.

This game lives-on in Detroit sports history because of all the fights that took place.

Igor Larionov vs. Peter Forsberg.

Brendan Shanahan vs. Adam Foote.

Mike Vernon vs. Patrick Roy.

But the big fight everybody remembers is Darren McCarty vs. Claude Lemieux.

McCarty got some sweet revenge on Lemieux, who delivered a cheap shot, hit-from-behind on Kris Draper the year before.

Take a stroll down memory lane by watching the video below!