Mikko Leinonen Now.. Oh Jeeze
The Mouth starts his brand spanking new Ranger Crisis feature I Love the 80’s Rangers with one of his favorite pieces of game footage from March 4th 1982. The Rangers find themselves in the always hostile Spectrum facing their hated rivals who for some reason in a failed 80’s fashion move decided to wear Cooperall hockey pants for an entire season.
The clip features continuous end to end action called by then Ranger announcer Jim Gordon. Gordon supplied so much excitement in the booth that still to this day most Ranger fans can’t help but smile when hearing Jim turn it up a notch when the action on the ice got frenetic.
This is the case as a couple of odd man rushes and breakways by both teams that are shown in the video. The clip also features Phily legend Pelle Linbergh in only his third start as a Flyer net minder. Tending the Rangers net is consensus non- Ranger legend Steve Weeks. The game showcases some nifty plays by Rangers Mikko Leinonen and Rob McClanahan.
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