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Marc Crawford/Scotty Bowman memories of March 26, 1997 Avs-Wings Fight Night at the Joe

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Marc Crawford’s biggest memory of the famous (or infamous, from an Avs perspective) March 26, 1997, Avalanche-Red Wings “Fight Night at the Joe”, a game at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena that turned around both teams’ fortunes for the next couple of years, is what happened right after the game.

“I stormed right down the hall to the referees’ room. You’re not supposed to do that,” Crawford, with a chuckle, recalled from that game of 25 years ago today, during a phone call with Colorado Hockey Now Friday night. “I spotted Paul Devorski and started yelling at the top of my lungs.”

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