Let me paint the picture for you. It was May 6th, 1988. Game 3 of the Wales Conference Finals. The Bruins has just beaten the Devils 6-1 and took a 2-1 series lead. Sports talk radio in Boston didnt exist yet and cell phones were known as "car phones."
Anyway, so Devils head coach Jim Schoenfeld confronted Don Koharski in the hallway after the game and absolutely lost his shit. The rest went down as the infamous "have another donut" incident.
The NHL suspended Schoenfeld for Game 4 but the asshole refused to leave the bench. The referees then refused to take the ice in protest and the NHL had to find replacement refs to officiate the game.
It took them over an hour to find replacement refs and the dudes could barely skate. Needless to say, Game 4 turned into an absolute shit show.
Schoenfeld served his suspension for Game 5 and the Bruins ended up winning the series in 7.