Until this past season, when I did it with alarming regularity, the only hockey game I *ever* left early was that "Miracle On Manchester." --- I believe Doug Smith took a completely unnecessary hooking penalty at center ice in the early moments of the 3rd period, and I stood from my seat of six seasons (Section 12, Row L, Seat 5), having missed maybe 2 games in that entire span, and announced to the friends around me that I was done... It was some time around 5 the next morning, as I stood in front of a urinal at the Rainbow Club in Gardena that I looked up at a tacked up copy of the LA Times sports section, and learned about what I had missed. Never left a game early for almost 20 years prior to that, and as I said, until this past season hadn't done it since.
Zeiler (73) was one of the players that caught my eye along with Korchinski (62) in the physical aspect of the game laying the body. Zeiler had at least 2 solid hits as the game got physical. Korchinski broke a play that led to a king's goal.