Feb 6, 1988
Edmonton - Los Angeles2-7

Summary Of Events
1  N/A  Hit  Tikkanen-Kennedy
2  37:02  Fight  McSorley-Baumgartner
3  37:29  Fight  McClelland-Playfair
4  37:29  Fight  Acton-Hardy
5  50:39  Fight  Odelein-Guay

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 Esa Tikkanen  (Aggressor) 6'1'' 1200lb 8N/A
 Dean Kennedy  (Victim) 6'2'' 1208lb 8
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 SarcasticPillow
19148 fight reviews
127 fight logs

Dec 13, 2010 20:46 ET
Esa Tikkanen pushes Dean Kennedy into the boards from behind and Kennedy goes down right away. Then Bernie Nicholls comes in and shoves Tikkanen. A dirty hit by Tikkanen. Kennedy was facing the boards when Tikkanen put Kennedy right into the boards from behind. Fun 
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Fight at 37:02
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Duration 0:55ThrownLanded   Big   
 Marty McSorley 6'1''  235lb 3023111None
 Ken Baumgartner 6'1''  205lb 301440
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 BattleshipRules
12361 fight reviews

Jul 20, 2013 20:06 ET
Marty McSorley clear win Fun 
7
This was a good bout between two top fighters. McSorley landed a solid blow and a decent left. Baumgartner landed a solid left and missed a right. Marty missed a punch and landed a decent right. The Bomber landed an average left. McSorley landed an average punch and a pretty good blow. He missed a punch and landed a solid right.

Baumgartner missed a right hand. Marty missed a couple of punches and landed a couple of solid connects. He landed an average blow, missed a punch, and landed a body shot. He landed an average connect and missed a punch. Ken missed a punch, landed an average blow, and missed a punch. The resf stopped the contest.

I rate this as a clear win for McSorley. He had a good edge in punches landed. He landed with better pop. Baumgartner landed some moderately effective blows, but Marty landed more power punches with authority.
mullet
19512 fight reviews

Oct 22, 2007 13:00 ET
Marty McSorley clear win Fun 
6
McSorley was the aggressor and clearly landed more punches.
TheDanLine
9721 fight reviews

Nov 6, 2016 16:47 ET
Marty McSorley clear win Fun 
7
itsJ.Millertime
9876 fight reviews

Mar 20 14:49 ET
Marty McSorley clear win Fun 
6
Decent fight with McSorley being in control for most of the fight, he did well tying up Baumgartner who struggled to mount much offense other than a few weak blows, McSorley meanwhile switched hands from left to right and landed quite a few blows once switching to righty to get the clear win.
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JimMcKenzie
Apr 13, 2014 16:51 ET
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DonaldBrashearowns
Nov 28, 2016 11:34 ET
Clear win McSorley.Reply


Fight at 37:29
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Kevin McClelland 6'1'' 3205lb 10N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Larry Playfair 6'4'' 3215lb 10N/AN/AN/A
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 EC
3776 fight reviews
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Apr 6, 2016 10:14 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
7
This was a case of a young enforcer taking on a veteran heavyweight and paying the price for it. Kevin McClelland is entering his 4th full season as a member of the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers. After starting his career in Pittsburgh where he played 48 games with them between the 1981-1982 season and the 1982-1983 season, McClelland was acquired by the Oilers in December of 1983. The 1983-1984 season was where Edmonton won their first Stanley Cup and McClelland played a crucial role in that as he provided toughness and protection for Wayne Gretzky and Edmonton's other stars. McClelland wasn't their toughest player (that title would go to Dave Semenko) but he was a capable fighter and not just a goon either as he could contribute on the scoresheet as well. Entering the 1987-1988 season, McClelland is only 25 but he has already fought some tough customers over the past few years.

His opponent is Larry Playfair, one of the most feared fighters of the 1980's. Playfair was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres and he played with them from 1978 to 1986 until being traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Playfair proved to be one of the top fighters in the league and he was a dangerous fighter who could really hurt opponents. One of Playfair's career highlights would be scoring a KO victory over McClelland's former teammate Dave Semenko who was also one of the toughest guys in the NHL during the 80's. Other notable opponents that Playfair defeated included Terry O'Reilly who he beat twice (pummeling him in the first fight), Chris Nilan, Jim Peplinski (who he dropped), and Willi Plett twice. Playfair turned 29 before the 1987-1988 season began but he is still an intimidating fighter and a force to be reckoned with.

Playfair and McClelland meet up during a scrum between the two teams. Although the linesmen try to steer them apart, they find their way back to each other. Both men have an extended conversation as they are nose to nose. Eventually the talking is over and the two men drop the gloves at the same time to go at it. The fight would not last long. Playfair throws two quick rights, missing with the first punch. The second one doesn't miss and catches McClelland directly in the jaw. The Oilers' tough guy goes down in a hurry and Playfair throws one more punch at him on the way down. Playfair starts pounding away on McClelland who is on the ice, hitting him with three more rights before being grabbed by a linesman.

Playfair may have not been in his prime here but he was still a dangerous and powerful fighter. McClelland chose to try and exchange punches with a heavy hitter like Bad Larry and it backfired on him. Playfair tagged McClelland with a right hand, sending him to the ice and earning the TKO win. Sometimes when a young lion takes on the old lion, the younger one is able to get the best of the veteran. Other times the old lion still has it in him to come out on top and that was the case here as Playfair floored McClelland with a right.
 BattleshipRules
12361 fight reviews

Apr 7, 2013 12:35 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
7
McClelland and Playfair were jawing at each other in the middle of the heated scrum. They almost squared off at one point, but officials stepped in and kept the men apart. The guys were determined to get it on at some point. The men confronted each other again and were ready to go.

Larry was quicker on the draw. He threw a couple of hard rights. One landed with solid force; the other was a good right hand that dumped Kevin to the ice. Playfair landed three punches with pretty good pop while McClelland was on the ice. The refs had to step in to rescue Kevin from further abuse.

This was a TKO win for Playfair. He clearly dropped McClelland with a good right hand. For some reason Kevin wasn't really ready for this one. The two were engaging in a game of brinksmanship and were facing each other. McCelland was not able to get his hand up in time to stop the incoming fire. The onus was on him to be ready. Therefore, Bad Larry won this one fair and square.
 srehm1
357 fight reviews

Jul 10, 2008 17:36 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
5
These two do some talking and then begin shoving each other. Playfair is lightning quick getting the gloves off and throws two rights, the second catches McClelland on the side of the head and knocks him down. Playfair then fires off a few more shots as the linesmen get in there. TKO win for Playfair here.
fanwiththeshoe
288 fight reviews

Jul 27, 2005 00:05 ET
Larry Playfair win by KO Fun 
8
Playfair means business. One big right hand and down goes McClelland. Classic hockey KO.
Brawls26
526 fight reviews

Mar 7, 2006 09:41 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
8
Was this a KO?

McClelland was right back up on his skates, trying to get after Playfair but the ref made sure they didn't go again. Kevin wasn't down for the count, I'd call this a solid TKO.
bradu
891 fight reviews

Nov 22, 2006 03:25 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
6
agree with Brawls. Playfair fires fast and furious. It's the 2nd one that drops McClelland clean, but Playfair continues throwing punches on the way down. McClelland tries to get back into the fight but it's broken up.
FrAn6
3443 fight reviews

Jan 20, 2010 21:44 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
7
brawler29
1494 fight reviews

Dec 9, 2015 13:07 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
7
itsJ.Millertime
9876 fight reviews

May 15, 2016 02:34 ET
Larry Playfair win by TKO Fun 
7
Impressive showing by Playfair as he pounds McClelland to his back then lands some nice ground and pound before the linesmen come to the rescue.
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EDMOIL
Apr 7, 2013 04:29 ET
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Fight at 37:29
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Keith Acton 5'8'' 3170lb 25N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Mark Hardy 5'11'' 3195lb 25N/AN/AN/A
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Samuelsson
13075 fight reviews

Jan 28, 2009 11:21 ET
Draw Fun 
1
Acton jumped Hardy and covered him. Both didn't throw any punches.
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Jocke
Mar 9, 2007 07:57 ET
Both of them received double minors.Reply


Fight at 50:39
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Duration N/AThrownLanded   Big   
 Selmar Odelein 6'0''  195lb 1N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Paul Guay 6'0''  194lb 1N/AN/AN/A
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oldtimegoodtime
9428 fight reviews

Sep 16, 2008 12:11 ET
Draw Fun 
2
Not much of a fight, they bumped along the boards and exchanged some gloves.
Then they went at it but they fell after a few seconds, Odelein on top of Guay.
Selmar delivered some weak shots while they were down but that doesn't earn him the win.
itsJ.Millertime
9876 fight reviews

Mar 20 14:52 ET
Draw Fun 
2
They wrestle along the boards and quickly go to the ice, Odelein tried a couple weak ground and pound blows but nothing looked to land, draw.
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EDMOIL
Apr 10, 2013 04:06 ET
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