Draper suffered horrible injuries, which included a broken jaw, broken nose, shattered cheekbone, numerous stitches and a concussion.
The Avalanche would go on to defeat the Red Wings and eventually win the Stanley Cup. At the conclusion of the series with Detroit, the Red Wings Dino Ciccarelli said about Lemieux, "I can't believe I shook the guy's friggin' hand after the game. That pisses me right off."
This was the first season for the Avalanche in Colorado after they relocated from Quebec City and they would go on to win the Stanley Cup at the conclusion of that season, thanks in large part to the arrival of goaltender Roy, who would have never have been traded to the franchise had they still been located in Quebec as the Nordiques due to the intense rivalry that existed between the two Francophone clubs.
The jersey was innovative for it's "mountain range" striping along the waist, which was mimicked on the arms and also was made unique by the team's choice of burgundy and light blue, before unused in the NHL.
Here is part one of the fighting from Bloody Wednesday, which includes McCarty's sucker punch on Lemieux and the fight between Roy and Vernon.