The Mouth shows us some very rare regular season footage of John Davidson between the pipes for the New York Rangers. The footage is rare for two reasons, one being that video from that era is rare just by itself and the second reason being, because of Davidson’s injuries after the 1978-1979 season J.D. simply didn’t play much.
It was at this time some old skool Ranger fans may remember that J.D switched masks from his most recognizable tri-colored striped mask to his “Lone Ranger” mask. The Lone Ranger mask was only worn by J.D in TEN National Hockey League games. This making the video shown here at Ranger Crisis even rarer.
The Big man as any Ranger fan worth his medal, considers J.D a Ranger legend. However, some of his performances on the ice were comically horrible. Examples of this are shown in two games from this Treasure Trove archive. The first game shown took place on March 30th 1980 against the Red Wings and the second game is an October 9th 1980 opening night debacle against the Bruins at Boston Garden.
Be warned most of these goals that J.D. gives up are absolutely brutal.
Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; audio courtesy of the Hurricanes: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 2 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Click here for Alain ...
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