The man pictured to the right needs no introduction. He was a Boston fan favorite, and was Happy Gilmore's inspiration. He was a very good hockey player, and perhaps the toughest hombre in the NHL.
He is Terry O'Reilly.
Terry O'Reilly wasn't the best skater, or the best scorer, or the best playmaker. In the storied history of the Boston Bruins he is far from the best player to ever wear the black and gold, but no one played harder or endeared himself more to the Boston faithful.
His Irish heritage certainly didn't hurt either.
A less-talented version of Cam Neely, O'Reilly was the heart and soul of the Bruins. He out-hustled every opponent, crashed and banged with reckless abandon, and played every shift as if it was game seven of the Stanley Cup finals.
Of course O'Reilly loved to fight. And no fight is better remember than the night O'Reilly scaled the glass at Madison Square Gardens, and soon his teammates followed. "Mad Mike" Milbury even hits one fan with his shoe.
Yes, this is absolutely unbelievable that this ever happened! New York Rangers fans at Madison Square Gardens got a little too involved on this night. One fan reached over the low glass and grabbed a stick and started hitting Bruin players with it. Next thing you know Terry O'Reilly hops the glass and attacks the fan. Before you know it many of the Bruins players are in the stands attacking a few trouble making fans.
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