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How to watch ‘Beyond Blue and Gold: Ray v. Domi’ this weekend

Two-part documentary will air in-arena on Friday and on MSG during Saturday’s game against Toronto

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Rob Ray and Tie Domi went toe to toe 13 times in their NHL careers. Over the summer, the two sat down to review all those fights and look back at how the game has changed since their playing days. 

With the Buffalo Sabres set to play the Toronto Maple Leafs in a home-and-home series this weekend, there isn’t a better time to premiere “Beyond Blue and Gold: Ray v. Domi.” 

The two-part documentary will air Saturday night on MSG during the intermissions of the Sabres’ road game against Toronto. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. with pregame coverage starting at 6. 

The feature will also be shown on the video board at KeyBank Center on Friday during the first and second intermissions when Buffalo hosts the Maple Leafs. Tickets for that 4 p.m. game are on sale now. 

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Rob Ray. Tie Domi. Welcome to the main event.

The epic documentary airs throughout each intermission of our game this Saturday against Leafs.#Sabres502,5693:55 PM – Nov 26, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy567 people are talking about this

Mark Wahlberg and Alex Rodriguez retweeted it, so you know it’s going to be good.

Andrew Peters, who moderated the discussion, talked during The Instigators on Tuesday with Craig Rivet, Martin Biron and Rhett Warrener about what it was like to be on the arena floor as the fights played:

Instigators promo: Ray v. Domi

  • 04:54 • November 27th, 2019

Toughest Hockey Players in NHL History

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The cliche is the hockey player’s jack-o’-lantern smile, the specter of missing teeth that no other pro sport embodies as much as the NHL.

Chief among those that dish out the pain are the enforcers, the men drafted to make their living protecting the superstar scorers. It’s a balancing act of brute force and finesse, of thundering checks and precision slap shots.

These are the toughest to play in the NHL, a collection of skaters and shooters who could take a hit and the men who delivered the biggest blows.

Note: All stats are from Drop Your Gloves and through Jan. 1, 2019.

#1: Tie Domi

Seasons in NHL: 16 (1989-2006)

Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets

Career games played: 1,020

Career fights: 339

Plus/minus: -54

Stanley Cups won: 0

Bottom line: Tie Domi got into a fight on his first NHL shift, setting the stage for a career that would see him become the best-known brawler in the game. “That was my job … to protect my teammates,” he said.

His most famous blows included a sucker-punch knockout of Rangers defenseman Ulf Samuelsson in 1995 after Samuelsson repeatedly called him a “dummy,” and a vicious knockout elbow to the head of Devils defenseman Scott Niedermayer during the 2001 Eastern Conference semis.

Domi even got into a fight while in the penalty box (where he spent 3,515 minutes of his hockey career) when he sprayed a heckling Flyers fan with his water bottle and a second fan tried to scale the glass. The glass gave way, and the fan fell into the box with Domi, who promptly punched him several times.