Monday, March 1, 2010

Will The Real John Davidson Please Stand Up ? Rangers vs. Capitals 1/14/79

According to our fearless video leader The Mouth, Ranger netminder John Davidson was a total goaltending enigma. 

Some games he was simply sharp as a tack and virtually unbeatable and other times he looked like a randomly picked out a Ranger fan from the crowd that was thrown in between the pipes. 

The game featured here took place in the season that Ranger fans most fondly remember J.D, the year Davidson lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens. A playoff which early on Davidson was spectacular.

Davidson and the Rangers in this particular game faced the Washington Capitals at the Cap Centre and frankly our Blueshirts got waxed. 

Then again back in the day the Rangers always got waxed at the Cap Centre, they frankly rarely ever won there, and the same can be said for the Omni which was the home of the old Atlanta Flames.

Let's just say J.D wasn't at his best this night, but to be fair neither were the Rangers. Not many regular season games exist from this year so even a  Ranger loss is a rare video treat.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful footage- stuff that was rarely seen on HNIC (Hockey Night in Canada). The future of Duguay as a champion Reality TV figure skater was very apparent.