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Dec. 30, 1977

A visit to Richfield, Ohio only produced a 5-5 standoff for the Bruins against the Cleveland Barons.

The B’s players and staff were angry over the officiating that night. They had to have been angrier after failing to knock off a team that the hockey world believed would not last another season.

The Barons arrived in 1976, bolting from San Francisco/Oakland after a mostly dreary run as the California Golden Seals. Their first season in Ohio produced a 25-42-13, drawing an average of 6,194 to their home games.

In 1977-78, the Barons finished 22-45-13, with an average home attendance of 5,617.

The Barons, were, indeed, no more as of June 14, 1978. The NHL decided to merge the Barons with the Minnesota North Stars, who ultimately moved to Dallas.

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