April 10, 1996
3rd Period - 19:24
1995-1996 Regular Season
Voting Results
Rob Ray 97.2% (106 votes)
Dennis Vial 0% (0 votes)
Draw 2.8% (3 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by jayc948 on February 09, 2007 at 06:06 PM

Right off of the faceoff, the two square drop the gloves and square off for a short moment before grabbing ahold of each other. They immediately start going toe-to-toe with punches, each going with rights and each landing their fair share of shots. Ray connects with one last right when they get up near the boards that sends Vial to the ice. The linesmen quickly step in and move Ray away from Vial. Vial stands back up with blood all over the left side of his face and Ray goes back into the dressing room, high-fiving some teammates and an arena worker on his way out.

Posted by Raphie on March 05, 2007 at 11:10 AM

HOLY MACKEREL!!! What a shot!, I think it's pretty easy to see why this was their last fight together.

Posted by A Fight Fan on September 24, 2010 at 05:07 PM

Wow nice punch, TKO win for Ray

Posted by VanDorp23 on January 22, 2017 at 04:52 PM

An absolute toe to toe slug fest until Ray landed the KO punch at the end.

Posted by eljack on February 10, 2007 at 04:39 PM

i despise the idiot play by play guy for the sabres, he needs to quit

Posted by Tex Creelo on February 11, 2007 at 06:14 AM

Great,quick bout. The atmosphere at home games for the Sabres during that time was electric. Vial could throw 'em and was a nice exchange. Ray just got a good right in and ended the fight. Rob's one of my all-time greats.

Posted by gary1 on February 11, 2007 at 04:48 AM

even bout until ray off loads a right bomb to vials jaw, i have great respect for these players who can do this job night after night, and even after a good beating will come back for more.

Posted by mikebflorida on March 05, 2007 at 09:29 AM

Rare ko punch by Ray on a guy who could take a punch so it must have been a solid one. That announcer is such a retard...BRING ON TYSON!!! Uhhh....yeah...sure

Posted by travist on February 17, 2012 at 12:26 AM

DAMN i forgot all about this fight. they had some great ones over the years and this was a nice way to close it out, for ray.

Posted by muskokadangler on September 14, 2010 at 06:52 PM

Ya know I have watched hundreds on hundreds of fights and I have never been a huge Ray fan but I think he has DROPPED as many people as anyone and I mean Kocur and all the boys Twist ............anyone.....You name it!!!!

Posted by Mikkel H. on March 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM

" bring on tyson " awesome !

Posted by steg1989 on February 11, 2007 at 08:28 PM

There's a nice build up to the fight here, everyone in the building knows something is about to happen. Off the faceoff they discard their gloves and square off. Ray grabs on and they go toe-to-toe like there's no tomorrow. They're still going toe-to-toe when Ray gets Vial up against the boards. Ray lands one punch that sends Vial straight to the ice. The linemen get in there to break it up. Vial has blood under his left eye. Ray leaves the ice in celebration, giving high fives to his teammates.

Posted by smikey35 on February 10, 2007 at 10:05 AM

one of the best toe to toe fights you'll see

Posted by tappaja on March 06, 2007 at 03:01 PM

Awesome KO by Ray !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by GERRARD on February 11, 2007 at 01:32 PM

Wooooooow what a great fight,Vial's face was gnarley looking after Rayzor jyst hammering,great fights,what a bombs.......TKOOOO. Rayzor foreverrr !!!!

Posted by insaneprobie on February 10, 2007 at 11:22 PM

bush league??? you dumb a** that is what Hockey needs now more than ever, some emotion.. Ray will live forever and will always be remembered as one of the best ever..... here is the Razor right at its very best. Ray smoked alot of people with that bomb... Go Razor

Posted by chatski on February 10, 2007 at 10:56 AM

it was like a hollywood movie,quick and explosive.

Posted by stpapa on February 21, 2007 at 11:25 AM

He pounded Vail. Ray I hope kills him like he did there!

Posted by buff48 on March 17, 2007 at 03:35 PM

ray is a beast. vial got a few good punches in, but ray, as usual, won. if you noticed, vials face was bleeding pretty bad. dont mess with ray.

Posted by Juha82 on June 22, 2008 at 01:50 PM

Ray wiht BIG TKO win over tough Vial. A great toe to toe bout.

Posted by Hopper1976 on January 16, 2009 at 02:13 AM

Wow! These two were really throwing, but Ray was just a monster that season. Not easy to pound a big guy like Vial into the ice like that.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on February 01, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Awesome! Loved when these two guys battled. Both guys just threw bombs at one another. Ray hammered Denny in this one. Just a great fight.

Posted by chad420 on September 14, 2010 at 06:42 PM

some heavy hitters on the ice for that last shift...awesome old school sh#$

Posted by jimbo1026 on February 10, 2007 at 03:08 PM

That high five crap was bush league. If you win the fight skate off like you won a fight before. He's just asking for some opponent to goon up on one of his guys while he's out of the game.

Posted by tk21 on February 10, 2007 at 06:34 PM

Ray SMOKES Vial as he always does.....RJ is the best hockey announcer EVER..PERIOD!!! LOVE the high fives...Its called emotion you clown..