Jan 5, 1996
Toronto - Buffalo1-3 

Summary Of Events
1  0:05  Refused to Fight  Momesso-Barnaby
2  3:47  Fight  Domi-Ray
3  17:48  Scrum    
4  46:03  Cheap Shot  DiPietro-Hughes
5  46:03  Scrum    
6  52:19  Fight  Domi-Houda
7  52:19  Scrum    
8  52:19  Crowd Trouble    

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 Sergio Momesso  (Aggressor) 6'3'' 2210lb 19N/A
 Matthew Barnaby  (Refused) 6'1'' 2191lb 19
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 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Jun 20, 2009 16:28 ET
This happens right off the game's opening faceoff. Matthew Barnaby and Sergio Momesso were discussing things and apparently decided to fight when the puck dropped. The puck dropped, and the two players jostled and shoved. Momesso dropped his gloves, but Barnaby kept his gauntlets on. It was a total "fake glove drop" by Barnaby. Fun 
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LukeLaC
Jun 10, 2014 04:27 ET
This needs to be changed to a refused to fight with Momesso as a aggressor.Reply
no.7
Jun 10, 2014 07:33 ET
Done.Reply


Fight at 3:47
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 Tie Domi 5'10'' 2213lb 917133None
 Rob Ray 6'0'' 2222lb 92092
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 BattleshipRules
13155 fight reviews

Jul 28, 2013 19:02 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
9
This was a terrific action bout. Surprisingly, over two years had elapsed from the time the men last fought. Domi was eager to avenge that embarrassing defeat. Ray missed a couple of punches and landed an average blow. Tie missed a right hand and slipped to the ice. Rob missed a punch and landed a couple of solid connects.

Domi got up and back in the fight. He landed a couple of effective jersey jabs. Ray missed a right hand. Tie landed a couple of solid lefts and an average shot. Ray landed a solid blow, missed a punch, and landed an average connect. Domi turned his head away and took the fight to the boards.

At this point, Tie used a famous tactic from Jersey Joe Walcott. Walcott was famous for standing sideways and hauling off with a power shot. Tie utilized the tactic of the former heavyweight boxing champ. It was a clever move that would pay some dividends in this bout. Ray seemed a bit perplexed at the unorthodox fighting tactic. Tie landed a pretty good left hand. Ray responded by landing a pretty good shot, missing a punch, and landing an average blow. Domi landed a solid connect, an average punch, and a solid blow.

The two men continued to slug it out along the boards with Domi using Jersey Joe's patented move. Ray missed a punch and landed an average blow. Domi landed an average shot and a pretty good connect. He missed a punch. Tie got the better of this important exchange.

Ray's jersey came up and Domi pulled it over his eyes. Surprisingly, Rob displayed good fighting instinct and landed a solid connect and an average blow while blinded. Tie was tugging down on Ray's head. He missed a left and landed a couple of average lefts. Ray's jersey came off and he landed an average right. Rob was unable to follow up with any more scoring blows and the refs stopped the contest.

I rate this fight as a narrow win for Domi. it was a very close and competitive contest. Both men landed a number of effective punches. I think that Domi's blows were a little more powerful and effective. His Jersey Joe tactic proved to be a successful in-fight adjustment. This didn't look like it was a spontaneous reaction. It looked like he must have practiced this move. Ray looked surprised. He wasn't expecting that.

Domi got the better of the key exchange of the fight. Ray fought well in spots and was very competitive. In my mind, Tie gained the edge with landing the more powerful punches along the boards. This was a classic fight and one of the best of the Ray-Domi rivalry.

Ray and Domi were guys suited to produce a series of exciting fights. Rob had a booming right hand and Tie packed a wallop with his left hand. There were some elements of surprise in this rivalry as the two men tried to develop fight plans to adjust along the way. Domi's secret weapon of going old school 1950's style proved to be a gamble that paid off.
 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Nov 8 18:01 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
9
This was an awesome slugfest, one of the best battles of the 1995-96 season and one of the best fights that Toronto's Tie Domi and Buffalo's Rob Ray ever had with each other. The only other battle they had together that may have been better was the one they would have in October 1998 (in my opinion).

At this point, Domi and Ray had not fought each other in over two years, the last fight being in November 1993. The reason for this is the abbreviated 1994-95 season, in which teams from opposite conferences did not play each other in the regular season (Ray was with the Sabres and Domi was with the Winnipeg Jets). Now, with Tie playing for the Leafs, Domi and Ray meet again at last. Clearly, the mutual dislike they had in 1993 had not gone away. They waste no time getting reacquainted.

Ray takes a run at one of the Maple Leafs. Domi then bumps into the Sabre tough guy a second later. Just from that contact, they quickly decide to go at it, shedding the gloves and immediately lunging at each other. Domi misses his attempt to grab Ray's sweater and slips up, falling forwards. Ray tries to toss in a few rights down at Domi, but misses with most of them, landing only one punch. Domi gets right back up in an instant, and they both grab on to the each other's collars firmly and measure each other for a second.

Domi gets in a couple left-handed jersey-jabs, and then switches from the left to the right. Domi then stings Ray with about five good right hands to the face and temple. Ray weathers the blows as he works himself free of some burdensome equipment. Ray responds with some fast rights of his own, making Domi turn his head aside to avoid them. Domi moves from center ice to the boards in front of the penalty boxes, dragging Ray along with him.

Domi turns his head aside and grabs the top of the glass for leverage as Ray gets in three or so decent rights. Domi then hurls a stiff left hand that lands and Ray answers by hammering home a big right. They go back and forth like that for a bit, exchanging bombs, Ray with big rights and Domi with big lefts, both connecting well on the sides of each other's heads and faces. At this juncture, both men got in a half-dozen blows.

The fight moves away from the boards and back towards center ice. Ray's sweater comes over his head and he is hunched over. Ray blindly throws two rights, getting in one glancing shot. Domi hits the Sabre tough guy with some left uppercuts to the side and top of the head. Domi also hits Ray with a couple forearm blows to the back and kidneys. Ray finally gets his sweater completely off and straightens himself up. Tie grabs onto Ray's torso with both arms. Ray gets in one last right hand to the side of the noggin before the linesmen end it.

Domi and Ray go to their respective sin bins and are smiling as the Aud crowd (with equal numbers of Sabres fans and Leafs fans in attendance) applauds loudly. Domi gives Ray a little speedbag action and some verbal taunts before sitting down. Ray looks quite thoroughly exhausted as he sits in the penalty box, and doesn't have the energy to respond to Domi.

Overall, a very slight edge goes to Domi for landing a bit more often, but it was an excellent fight on the part of both men.

Give a little extra kudos to Rob Ray here: this was his first major slugfest with a legit heavyweight since returning from the Tony Twist-inflicted injury. Ray chose his biggest rival, Tie Domi, to make his fighting comeback against, and he wasn't gun-shy in the slightest!
 Oneill.the.Giant
11329 fight reviews

Aug 1, 2009 14:14 ET
Draw Fun 
9
Ray and Domi drop the gloves with one another at the half way mark close to the boards, and both fighters tie up with one another straight away. Ray is then able to quickly get the right hand free and he lands a couple of fast punches to the top of Domi head. Domi then swings and misses with a right hand that makes him lose balance and fall to the ice. Ray is then able to land another right hand on Domi as Domi got to his skates and threw another two rights at Domi as well once he was up.

They both then locked each other out at arms length and Domi landed a good jersey jab with his left hand and landed a good right hand as well as Ray got tangled up in his jersey. Domi then landed another couple of decent left hands on Ray before Ray came back with some rights landing a couple of these before removing his own helmet and then forcing Domi in tight to the boards.

Domi then grabs a hold of the top of the boards and turns his head away from Ray but quickly came back throwing a left hand at Ray, Ray also threw a right at the same time and both landed their punches simultaneously. Both guy then traded a handful of punches, Domi throwing lefts and Ray rights with both landing a few decent shots each before Domi then landed three extra shots and they tied up again.

Domi then held Ray's head down low but Ray threw a punch at Domi's mid section but this looked to lack any power behind it. Ray then threw a couple of right hands at Domi as Ray got his head free from Domi grip but Domi then came back again landing a couple of lefts to Ray's head and body. Domi then attempted to keep rays head down low but Ray was able to get back up into a standing position and he landed a right to the side of Domi's head. The lino's then decide to come in and end this classic fight as both guys looked tired.


Great fight between these two guys with Ray taking control early in the fight but Domi quickly coming back. Then in the exchanges by the boards it looks like Ray again got the better shots in before Domi again came back strong and looked to finish the fight well. Overall in my opinion it looks like a draw as both had good spells in the fight and both landed about the same amount of punches.

Draw.
 SarcasticPillow
20766 fight reviews
151 fight logs

Mar 8, 2011 07:57 ET
Draw Fun 
8
After a faceoff is taken, Rob Ray and Tie Domi drop the gloves and have a short square off and get their grip with the left. Ray gets off Domi's helmet and misses two rights before Domi goes to the ice with a missing right. Ray lands two rights as Domi loses his grip but gets up and gets it back. Ray connects with a right and after a pause, Domi jersey jabs Ray with the left. Ray misses a right and Domi then throws four rights and lands three while Ray's jersey starts coming up and he gets his right out of it. Ray then lands a right as Domi lands a right but Domi turns away after. Then Ray misses two rights and pauses to take off his helmet. They go to the boards where Domi turns right away from Ray, switches hands, and grabs the top of the glass with the left. Ray adjusts his grip of Domi and then connects on a right as Domi lands a left. Ray throws two rights and lands one before missing a right as Domi misses a left. Then Ray lands a right but ducks his head as Domi lands a left. Ray lands a right but keeps ducking and Domi throws three lefts then, landing two before getting off the boards. Domi keeps Ray's head down as Ray's jersey starts coming all off and Ray throws three rights, landing two. Domi then lands four lefts and while trying to keep Ray's head down, pulls his jersey off. Ray puts his head back up instantly but Domi moves in tight to neutralize Ray's advantage. Ray lands a right and the linesmen then come in and separate the two rivals. The fans in the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium cheer loudly, clearly pleased with the fight that just occurred. It was a very entertaining one between two heavyweights who both had their moments. Overall I thought it was a really even fight, so I'd go with a draw.
 LOOCH17
90 fight reviews

Dec 28, 2012 12:21 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
9
Round 4 of the 13 fights between Ray and Domi in their NHL careers.

Ray and Domi simultaneously drop the gloves and grab on. Ray immediately rips Domi's helmet off and throws the first few that don't connect but then Domi throws one of his own putting himself off balance and then falling to his knees on the ice allowing Ray to get a solid right in as Domi is getting back to his feet. Ray fires another right once Domi has got up which connects. They get their distance allowing Domi to fire two jersey jabs and then stinging Ray with about three good rights over the top and one to the gut. Domi and Ray both connect with punches simultaneously. Ray's punch puts Domi off balance and hunched over so Domi has to switch hands and hold Ray's sweater with his right hand. Ray fires a punch, removes his own helmet and piles Domi into the glass. Ray's right arm is out of his sweater now so he adjusts his left hand position and throws about four punches that connect. Domi then connects with a big left answered by a right from Ray which was answered with another big left from Domi. Ray throws a straight right which Domi again answers with a big left. Ray then throws a solid straight right that momentarily stuns Domi. Domi replies with a massive overhand left which gets Ray looking down. Domi throws three more lefts, two overhands and one uppercut taking advantage of the fact that Ray's sweater is over his head and cannot see. Ray throws two solid gut shots and then gets a big right in over the top which causes Domi to throw more lefts on the downward facing "blind" Ray. They then start to wrestle again. Ray's sweater finally comes off so he can see again and throws a right hook that lands from the bear hug they are now in. They then get in closer and the linesmen get in between the two obviously very tired combatants.

Narrow win Domi as he had the upper hand for the majority of the fight. But they both landed the same amount of solid punches.

A great bout between two really tough customers.
 DrTheGlob
154 fight reviews

May 27, 2017 11:03 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
9
Domi lunges in and Ray quickly pulls off Domi's helmet. Ray fires three rights that appear to mostly miss while Domi misses a counter right and is pulled down to the ice. As Domi is getting up, Ray pops him with a right uppercut and follows with a short right. Domi hits Ray with an effective jersey jab and Ray stumbles as he fires a counter right. Domi throws five rights, with several landing decently. Ray tries to fire back but misses. Domi, however, gets partially turned around and Ray shoves him into the boards. Domi holds onto the top of the glass for leverage and briefly turns his head away from Ray to avoid any punches. Then Domi starts firing lefts and Ray throws rights. Each man landed a couple punches, but Domi has better leverage and appears to get slightly the better of the exchange. As they skate away from the boards, Ray's jersey has now come up over his head. Despite this, he throws several blind punches, managing to land an average body shot which he follows up with a decent right hook and a short right. Domi throws a few short lefts, landing a couple. Domi lands a short uppercut on a now ducking Ray. Ray finally manages to remove the jersey from over his head and he fires home an average right. The linos come in and end it.

Domi did just enough for the narrow win. Ray was fairly inaccurate in this fight.
 Buffalogotcheated99
567 fight reviews

Jul 9, 2009 09:35 ET
Draw Fun 
8
Ray and Domi meet up at the red line, then drop the mitts. The first exchange of punches miss/ glancing blows until Domi slips, then Ray gets in a couple right hands while Domi rises up. Domi comes back with a flurry of right hands that strike Ray's face and helmet. Ray and Domi throw a right simultaneously with Ray stunning Domi.

Domi skates over to the glass, maybe to get his equilibrium back from that punch by Ray. Smart move by the Toronto enforcer. The combatants throw another flurry of punches by the penalty box, most are glancing blows, until Domi lands two good lefts to Ray's skull.

The fight is moving towards center ice and Domi has Ray in a(jersey over head) vulnerable position, but the Buffalo enforcer still manages to get off a body shot and two right hands. Domi responds with some body work to Ray's back. Ray finally gets the jersey off, then he smacks Domi with one last right hand.The zebras step in and end the fun.

Once these warriors are in the box. Domi does his speed bag taunt, indicating that he clearly/decisively won the scrap, which was not the case. Ray was breathing heavy and he looked pretty tired, but I could vision him taking his stick and impaling it through Domi's throat. I am a big fan of Domi's, but I laughed at Domi's taunt and his indication of dominating this fight.
mullet
19905 fight reviews

Dec 31, 2004 05:22 ET
Draw Fun 
9
Both landed many good punches, I think this was one of the best fights between these two rivals.
re
9280 fight reviews

Sep 8, 2005 05:25 ET
Tie Domi clear win Fun 
10
Tie gets harder and more but they both get alot of shots in.
Brawls26
522 fight reviews

Nov 29, 2005 23:45 ET
Draw Fun 
9
Domi landed the best punch(es), Ray might of landed the most. Draw in a pretty good scrap.
mofor
909 fight reviews

Feb 26, 2006 07:26 ET
Draw Fun 
9
FrAn6
3592 fight reviews

Jun 14, 2011 19:03 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
8
pikkari1977
1858 fight reviews

Jul 26, 2011 12:16 ET
Draw Fun 
9
michiann
3646 fight reviews

Jul 26, 2011 15:35 ET
Draw Fun 
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I don't see how anyone can say that domi won this fight. If anything, ray looked like he edged him out in the number of connected punches.
TheDanLine
11137 fight reviews

Jul 24, 2016 15:38 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
9
supersonic
7030 fight reviews

May 29, 2017 07:33 ET
Tie Domi narrow win Fun 
9
This was a great tilt, very entertaining as Ray and Domi slug it out, these 2 had one of the great rivalries going. I gave Tie the edge here as i thought he controlled the fight and landed better than Ray.
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mullet
Jul 9, 2009 10:36 ET
re are you sure about that clear win?Reply
Buffalogotcheated99
Jul 9, 2009 11:02 ET
Quote from message by mullet
re are you sure about that clear win?
indeed. I could see a narrow win for Domi.
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re
Jul 9, 2009 16:51 ET
Ray put up a good fight and got good shots in but Domi had the better flurries and at the end I didn't have any doubt in my mind that Domi won this fight. I haven't watched this one in a little while now though I do know the exact fight you're talking about and have seen it many times, if anyone would like to post a link to it that works I will watch it again and see if my opinion on the fight changes..Reply
Buffalogotcheated99
Jul 9, 2009 18:20 ET
Quote from message by re
Ray put up a good fight and got good shots in but Domi had the better flurries and at the end I didn't have any doubt in my mind that Domi won this fight. I haven't watched this one in a little while now though I do know the exact fight you're talking about and have seen it many times, if anyone would like to post a link to it that works I will watch it again and see if my opinion on the fight changes..
I just sent EC a Rob Ray DVD that has this fight on it. I will ask him If he will post it up. Everyone is entitled to their opinion RE, Its no big deal If you don't change your mind about the clear win.

Look carefully when Domi throws his flurry of right hands and watch Ray's right.
When Domi started skating towards the glass, I bet he was rocked from that punch.
All that head turning was smart by Domi and it gave him time to get his senses back.
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EC
Jul 9, 2009 19:59 ET
I will post a clip of the fight. I have it on other dvds as well. I didn't know the youtube clip I posted had been removed. I will upload the video in a little while.Reply
re
Jul 12, 2009 10:10 ET
Yeah I know, from what I remember Ray was connecting on a lot of punches but, Domi was also connecting on many punches and whipped Ray around in his jersey landing the better flurries.Reply
JimMcKenzie
Apr 23, 2014 11:34 ET
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chrisY2J
Jun 11, 2016 15:30 ET
I attended this game, and it was one of the most entertaining ones I ever went to.Reply
TheDanLine
Jul 24, 2016 15:39 ET
When Domi has Ray bent over with his jersey off, Domi could have done significant damage had he started to wail away on Ray's kidneys.Reply
chrisY2J
Jul 25, 2016 13:05 ET
Yeah, Domi could've messed Ray up there. He actually did hit him in the back twice, but then stopped.

That was such a fun game and great atmosphere in the old Aud. The crowd was about 50% Toronto fans and both sides were loud and vocal. Both teams were playing hard and really beating the heck out of each other. Domi and Ray put on a show, having one of the best fights of their long feud.
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TheDanLine
Jul 25, 2016 17:28 ET
Highly unlikely we'll ever see something like this again.Reply
chrisY2J
Jul 26, 2016 11:18 ET
You're right. Those days are definitely over. The league doesn't want tough guys any more. Just look at what John Scott went through this past season as evidence that the NHL doesn't want guys with too much personality or who don't play the way THEY want them to.Reply
TheDanLine
Mar 18, 2018 10:40 ET
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Scrum at 17:48
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Duration N/A  Ken Baumgartner  Paul DiPietro  Tie Domi     Doug Houda  Brent Hughes  Rob Ray   
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Blood: None
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 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Dec 27, 2009 07:16 ET
Ken Baumgartner gets a boarding penalty for hitting Doug Houda in the corner. Truthfully, it wasn't all that bad a hit, not worth a penalty. Nevertheless, a scrum with several players results from Baumgartner's hit.

Bomber ends up grappling with Brent Hughes on the ice. Tie Domi and Rob Ray pair off, but they only shove a bit and have some words, nothing else.
 Fun 
5


Cheap Shot at 46:03
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 Brent Hughes  (Victim) 5'11'' 2180lb 1
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 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Jun 20, 2009 16:32 ET
Brent Hughes is standing still in a corner and is playing the puck, trying to clear it out of the Sabres zone. Paul DiPietro cruises in on Hughes, who dishes off the puck as the Leaf is almost upon him.

At the last second, DiPietro lifts his elbow. DiPietro cranks Hughes with an elbow to the head, knocking him off his feet. Hughes is okay and able to quickly get back on his skates. Hughes is upset at the elbow, as are his teammates. A scrum develops as the Sabres try to get at DiPietro.
 Emotion 
4


Scrum at 46:03
Toronto PlayersBuffalo Players
Duration N/A  Paul DiPietro  Tie Domi     Doug Houda  Brent Hughes  Rob Ray   
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Blood: None
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 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Dec 27, 2009 07:18 ET
After Paul DiPietro elbows Brent Hughes, the play is whistled down. Hughes gets up and moves toward DiPietro, as does Rob Ray. Tie Domi is right behind Ray. Domi gives Ray a face-wash with his glove before Ray can get to DiPietro.

Doug Houda inserts himself in this gathering and verbally challenges Domi. All the players converge and do a lot of bumping and yapping, but the officials keep the peace. Ray has some unkind words for Domi and winds up in the box for two minutes with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, negating the elbowing minor called on DiPietro.

Domi grinningly taunts Ray as the Sabre tough guy takes a seat in the sin bin, and Ray looks annoyed.
 Fun 
3


Fight at 52:19
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 Tie Domi 5'10'' 4213lb 4320None
 Doug Houda 6'2'' 4209lb 4000
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 EC
4846 fight reviews
1 fight log

May 21, 2008 15:32 ET
Tie Domi decisive win Fun 
3
Houda gets rid of the puck and avoids a hit by Domi. They bump and shove and stand there glaring at each other for a few seconds. Houda then decides the only way he can win in a fight against Domi is if he jumps him. He quickly throws his gloves off but Domi gets rid of his almost instantly and he grabs Houda. Houda immediately loses his balance and luckily he did because Domi had just thrown one of his hard lefts and it missed Houda since he was falling. Houda goes down and Domi is on top of him and he throws 1 left at him before Brad May jumps in to save Houda.

Decisive win in my book. My reasoning is Domi would have kept hitting Houda until the linesmen separated them and by the time they would've have gotten there Domi would've have been beating Houda's ass. Houda needed Brad May to jump in otherwise Domi would've been about to hammer him with lefts and this makes the win decisive.
 SarcasticPillow
20766 fight reviews
151 fight logs

Jun 3, 2009 13:49 ET
Tie Domi decisive win Fun 
3
Tie Domi throws a shoulder into Doug Houda along the boards which he doesn't like and goes over to Domi. They drop the gloves to settle things and they get a grip of one another's jersey, Domi with the right and Houda with the left. Houda loses his balance and goes down with Domi throwing a left that goes over top of the falling Houda. Houda lands on his side and Domi lands on top of Houda but slides off. Domi gets on his knees and lands two lefts as Houda rolls onto his stomach. Just as the second left by Domi connects, Brad May barges into Domi to protect Houda. Houda gets to his knees and Domi goes down, held by both Houda and May. Then other players jump in causing a melee. Not much else goes on between the other players and the referees are able sort out Houda, May, and Domi. Houda skates off but May and Domi do some chirping while the referees are between them. Decisive win for Domi, he had Houda down and out and was landing lefts until May jumped in as third man in to protect Houda. Not a really good fight because it didn't get going before it was over.
 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Aug 21, 2012 13:38 ET
Tie Domi decisive win Fun 
3
Doug Houda and Tie Domi are bumping each other during this shift late in the game. Earlier in the game, Houda yapped a bit at Domi during one of the scrums, so it wouldn't take much for these two to drop the gloves.

Domi tries to put a check on Houda, but the Sabre defenseman dishes off the puck and mostly sidesteps him. They glare at each other and Tie has the gloves dangling. Houda tries to get the jump on Domi by hurling off his gloves and lunging, but the maneuver didn't work.

Domi gets a good grip on Houda, while Houda has no grip on Domi. Domi winds up to throw a big left haymaker, and Houda promptly falls down to the ice while trying to avoid it. Domi gets dragged down to the ice on top of Houda. Domi crouches over the prone Houda and throws a couple quick shots at Houda's head.

Fortunately for Houda, fellow Sabre Brad May cruises in and tackles Domi off of his helpless teammate. Every skater on the ice piles in and pushes and shoves a lot. When they get back to their feet, May and Domi have a heated exchange of words as the zebras keep them apart. May gets the gate, being assessed a game misconduct for being the third man in an altercation.

Domi landed a few more than Houda (actually, Houda landed nothing and Tie just got in a couple punches). It's not as if Domi beat Houda into submission; Houda clumsily slipped and fell. However, Houda was in a very bad spot and had to be rescued by May, so call this a decisive win for Domi.
 WanderingEye
1761 fight reviews
4 fight logs

Dec 8, 2005 13:48 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Domi took a run at Houda. Houda dodged it, but there was little question that they were going to go after that. Houda tries to get the jump on Domi by dropping his gloves first. It doesn't work, though, as Tie gets his off before Houda can even touch him, and all Houda does is fall on his ass when Domi grabs his sleeve. Domi just misses with a big left as Houda is falling. Domi throws a few down at Houda, who's pretty much in turtle mode now. Brad May jumps on Domi's back, and that brings everyone else in.

Sorry, but Tie doesn't get a win for landing a couple of punches on a guy who fell down.
 BattleshipRules
13155 fight reviews

Aug 1, 2013 19:13 ET
Tie Domi decisive win Fun 
4
Domi had Houda down on the ice. Tie landed a good left and a solid follow up blow. Doug was prone on the ice and not in a good position to defend himself. Brad May raced on the scene and broke up the fight as the third-man-in.

I rate this as a decisive win for Domi. He was in position to really punish Houda. Doug should have bought May a drink at the end of this game for saving his bacon.
mullet
19905 fight reviews

Dec 31, 2004 05:23 ET
Tie Domi clear win Fun 
3
When camera gets there, Houda is down and Domi is hammering him. May jumps in and then everybody piles in.
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May 23, 2008 17:40 ET
Tie Domi decisive win Fun 
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Domi has Houda down and is pounding him but May jumps in and a crowd gathers.
TheDanLine
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Feb 6, 2017 18:15 ET
Tie Domi clear win Fun 
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EC
May 23, 2008 14:13 ET
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lilburtis9363
May 24, 2008 14:17 ET
I would have loved to see May and Domi go at it.Reply
EC
Jun 20, 2009 17:14 ET
Hey chrisY2J are you sure about this being a narrow win? If May hadn't jumped in Domi would have continued to pound away at Houda. That sounds like a decisive win because Houda needed May to save him.Reply
chrisY2J
Jun 20, 2009 17:24 ET
The thing that made me think this was not a "decisive" win is that Houda fell because of clumsiness, not from being beaten down. He fell before Domi even threw a punch at him.

Domi popped him a couple times on the side of the head, but Houda was trying to scramble to his feet as that happened. May, not taking any chances, dove in immediately. But I think May's intervention might have been premature.
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EC
Jun 20, 2009 17:31 ET
Quote from message by chrisY2J
The thing that made me think this was not a "decisive" win is that Houda fell because of clumsiness, not from being beaten down. He fell before Domi even threw a punch at him.

Domi popped him a couple times on the side of the head, but Houda was trying to scramble to his feet as that happened. May, not taking any chances, dove in immediately. But I think May's intervention might have been premature.
It doesn't matter how Houda went down. Domi was throwing punches at him. Even though Houda was trying to get to his feet, he was at Domi's mercy. Domi would easily handle Houda if both were on their feet. Houda wouldn't last long on the ice, and Domi was in a prime position to tee off on him.

That is why I think its decisive because Houda would have been beaten down badly IMO if May hadn't intervened.
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Scrum at 52:19
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Duration N/A  Paul DiPietro  Tie Domi  Jamie Macoun  Randy Wood  Dmitri Yushkevich     Mark Astley  Jason Dawe  Doug Houda  Pat LaFontaine  Brad May   
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May 21, 2008 15:36 ET
May jumps on Domi to save Houda and Macoun quickly comes to Domi's aid. Everyone quickly comes in and Astley and DiPietro grab each other and fall to the ice right in the midst of the pile of people which includes: Domi, May, Macoun, Houda, and the refs! Not much else happens amongst the rest of the players but May and Domi have a heated discussion between the refs as they are separated. Fun 
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 chrisY2J
1235 fight reviews

Jun 20, 2009 16:39 ET
During their fight, Doug Houda goes down and Tie Domi pops him with a couple punches, then Brad May dives in to save Houda. Jamie Macoun intervenes for Domi right after that. Domi and May get back on their feet with Houda, Macoun, and the two linesmen tangled up between them. Domi and May have a heated war of words before getting separated. May gets ejected. Fun 
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Crowd Trouble at 52:19
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Jan 11, 2006 09:38 ET
After the Domi-Houda fight some fans starts fighting behind the Leaf-bench.
One of the fans doesn't have a tiedown and his sweater comes completely off.
Sorry buddy, game misconduct.
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