On This Date 3/17/1955

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A fan protest at the Montreal Forum turns into a full-blown riot, causing $100,000 in damages, with 37 injuries and 60 arrests after an appearance by NHL President Clarence Campbell. The fans who watched the Habs lose by forfeit to the Detroit Red Wings were upset that Maurice “Rocket” Richard of the Montreal Canadiens was suspended for the rest of the season and playoffs for an on-ice incident against the Boston Bruins, in which Richard punched an NHL linesman.