Sep 21, 1994
Preseason
NY Rangers - Los Angeles0-1

Summary Of Events
1  21:00  Fight  Langdon-Johnson
2  31:19  Fight  Langdon-McSorley

Fight at 21:00
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:13ThrownLanded   Big   
 Darren Langdon 6'1'' 4205lb 30300None
 Matt Johnson 6'5'' 4235lb 30710
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 MetalHead2010
278 fight reviews

Feb 17, 2010 15:44 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Darren Langdon VS Matt Johnson September 21st / 1994

The puck gets stopped and the whistle is blown, however, away from the play Darren Langdon and Matt Johnson decide to drop the gloves and dance.

They grab on right away and Langdon throws a right hand, that is answered by Johnson who throws a right hand of his own. Both men exchange another couple of right hands each, but both men only seem to land one punch each throughout this whole fight. Johnson then gets the early takedown.

Not much of a fight.

Final Decision,

Draw.
 SarcasticPillow
19528 fight reviews
135 fight logs

Jun 25, 2013 22:04 ET
Draw Fun 
2
Matt Johnson and Darren Langdon get into it early in the second period and after they drop the gloves, they grab onto each other with the left. Johnson misses a right before Langdon misses a right. Johnson then misses a right, misses a left and then misses a right after Langdon misses a right. Langdon misses a right and then Johnson misses a right and takes Langdon to the ice. Johnson throws two lefts and lands one as the linesmen hurry in and break it up. Draw in a very bad fight. They threw some punches but nothing landed until Johnson took Langdon down.
 BattleshipRules
12631 fight reviews

May 24, 2014 07:55 ET
Matt Johnson narrow win Fun 
2
This was a pretty dull bout. Johnson landed a partial connect and a decent right. Langdon landed a partial connect and missed a couple of blows. Matt missed a couple more punches and the refs stopped the contest. I rate this as a draw. Johnson landed one more marginal blow, but nothing was substantial enough to earn a win.
drwdan19
1234 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2006 07:53 ET
Draw Fun 
4
Johnson with the takedown in an even fight. No one connected but at least they tried.
mullet
19548 fight reviews

Aug 8, 2007 12:51 ET
Draw Fun 
1
Nothing fight, just a takedown by Johnson.
re
9287 fight reviews

Aug 21, 2008 01:31 ET
Matt Johnson narrow win Fun 
3
Slight edge Johnson they threw punches in tight then Johnson tossed Langdon to the ice and landed a punch or two.
TheDanLine
10207 fight reviews

Nov 14 14:32 ET
Matt Johnson narrow win Fun 
2
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Atomic
Jul 3, 2013 18:08 ET
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JimMcKenzie
Feb 9, 2014 16:39 ET
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Fight at 31:19
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 1:00ThrownLanded   Big   
 Darren Langdon 6'1''  205lb 3022100None
 Marty McSorley 6'1''  235lb 3040190
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 EC
4011 fight reviews
1 fight log

Jun 20, 2016 14:46 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
8
Two men who excelled at marathon fights and had amazing stamina get into an awesome tilt here in this preseason game between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings. 23 year old rookie Darren Langdon is playing in his first NHL preseason and he is trying to make the Rangers. Although he was undrafted, Langdon signed a pro contract with New York in 1993. He has spent most of his first pro season with the Dayton Bombers in the ECHL, but did manage to play 18 games with the Binghamton Rangers, New York's AHL affiliate.

The following year, Langdon played 54 games with Binghamton, racking up 327 penalty minutes as he honed his skills. Now Langdon is trying to crack a deep Rangers team that won the Stanley Cup the previous season. New York is deep in the toughness department with players like Joey Kocur, Nick Kypreos, Jeff Beukeboom, Jay Wells, and Adam Graves all on the roster. Langdon has already gotten into 3 fights in the preseason, defeating Randy McKay twice in the same game and having a crap draw with Matt Johnson already in this game.

Although those two opponents are tough, Langdon takes it up a notch here as he takes on veteran tough guy Marty McSorley. The 31 year old has been in the NHL since 1983 and is a two time Stanley Cup winner. Additionally he is still a feared heavyweight who was a top 10 fighter in the previous season. McSorley is renowned for his endurance and he usually thrives as fights go on. Marty isn't the only tough guy on the Kings as they have signed Troy Crowder to a contract and rookie Matt Johnson is also trying to make the team. However McSorley is the team's primary enforcer and he been serving as Wayne Gretzky's protector for several seasons.

McSorley starts this fight as he hooks Langdon and gets his attention. Langdon turns to face McSorley and he accepts the challenge. Langdon lands the first punch but takes four straight rights from McSorley who then tosses a body shot. Langdon responds with two rights, and uppercut, and another right hand as McSorley slips out of his jersey. McSorley loses his helmet but connects with two rights and he misses with a wild swing. Marty keeps the offensive going, scoring with two more blows before getting his arm entangled in his equipment. McSorley shakes his right arm free of his jersey and he throws two rights, landing one.

Langdon who has been a bit idle suddenly answers back. He connects with a right just as McSorley tags him with a blow. Marty gets in two more punches before Langdon responds again. The two miss with a few punches before McSorley lands one to the side of Langdon's head. They move away from the boards and make their way out toward center ice. McSorley tries to get Langdon's helmet off but to no avail. Langdon scores with a right and McSorley responds in kind, landing two rights. Langdon lands two short rights before the men have a brief exchange of punches, landing three right hands each.

Langdon's helmet is askew, partially blinding him as it dangles over his face. He continues punching though, and both men connect with a few more shots as they go back and forth with the rights. The two men eventually get in tight and grapple. Langdon stops punching and McSorley switches to the left hand. He scores with three lefts, tries to shake off his elbow pad, before landing one final punch. The linesmen decide that it's time to intervene and they do. The two warriors have a brief word with each other before separating and going to their respective penalty boxes as the crowd roars their appreciation.

This was a long bout between two of the best marathon fighters around. McSorley was already well known for being a marathon fighter but Langdon would go on to build his own reputation as a fighter with incredible endurance and I think an argument can be made he was a better marathon fighter than McSorley. At the very least, both men were easily two of the toughest guys to fight in a prolonged battle and I don't think there were any players that had better stamina than these two. There are only a few tough guys I think that you could even consider potential candidates like Bob Probert and Cam Janssen.

As for the fight result, I've gotta give this one to McSorley. Langdon more than held his own and put on an excellent performance against one of the top fighters in the league. For that he deserves a lot of credit. However McSorley managed to connect with more punches and I do believe that he landed the hardest punches in the fight. Therefore he gets a slight edge in an excellent bout that went on for an entire minute! This may not have been the longest fight of the season (that title would go to the Bryan Marchment-Dana Murzyn fight which was 33 seconds longer than this), but it certainly was a great heavyweight fight between a rookie and a veteran.
 SarcasticPillow
19528 fight reviews
135 fight logs

Jun 25, 2013 22:06 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
8
Marty McSorley gets his stick on Darren Langdon, hooking him, before Langdon turns to McSorley. They shove and then drop the gloves. They grab on in tight and Langdon misses a right before McSorley gets some separation from Langdon. McSorley throws five rights and lands four before pausing to slip out of his jersey while Langdon throws four rights and lands three. Langdon knocks McSorley's helmet off and then tries to reestablish a hold while McSorley throws five more rights, connecting with two. McSorley pauses to get his arm totally out of his jersey and loses his elbow pad as well. Langdon meanwhile continues to struggle trying to get a hold on McSorley. McSorley misses two rights as Langdon finally grabs onto McSorley's shoulder pads and then lands a right as McSorley lands a right. McSorley throws three rights and connects on two, then Langdon misses a right while changing his hold to McSorley's undershirt. McSorley misses a right before Langdon misses a right and McSorley lands a right. Langdon throws two rights and lands one but then McSorley lands two rights as they grapple. McSorley then gets his other arm totally out of his jersey which falls to the ice and McSorley lands a left while trying to get Langdon's helmet off. It stays on but gets turned awkwardly on Langdon's head. Langdon misses a right and then gets in tight while McSorley throws three rights and lands two. Langdon throws two rights and lands one as McSorley regains some separation from Langdon and misses two rights. Langdon misses a right before McSorley misses a right and then Langdon misses a right. McSorley misses a right and Langdon misses a right after. McSorley misses two rights while they spin and Langdon lands a right. McSorley lands a right and Langdon lands a right, then McSorley misses a right. Langdon misses a right after a pause and McSorley misses a right. Langdon misses a right and McSorley throws two rights and lands one while getting back in tight. Langdon lands a right but McSorley throws three lefts and lands one before losing his elbow pad during a pause. McSorley lands a left and then misses a left while Langdon lands a right as the linesmen get in between them and stop the fight. Very entertaining fight here. They were both throwing and each landed a number of punches. McSorley was much more active though and definitely landed quite a few more than Langdon. Still Langdon did quite well against a more experienced opponent and McSorley got out of his jersey very early on. Langdon stood in there but he took the loss in this fight.
 BattleshipRules
12631 fight reviews

Aug 5, 2013 18:58 ET
Draw Fun 
8
This was a good action bout. Langdon missed with a right. Marty missed a punch, landed three average punches, and landed a body shot. Darren landed a couple of average punches, missed a blow, and landed an average connect. McSorley missed a punch, landed a decent punch, and missed a punch. He landed a decent blow, missed a punch, and landed an average connect.

Langdon missed a left and landed a couple of average rights. Marty landed a couple of solid rights and a body blow. Darren missed a punch, landed a solid blow, missed a shot, and landed an average connect. McSorley missed a punch, landed an average blow, and missed a shot.

Langdon missed a couple of punches. Marty missed a couple of punches and landed a couple of average blows. McSorley missed a punch. Darren landed a couple of average blows. Marty landed an average punch and missed a few blows. Langdon missed a blow and landed a couple of average shots. Marty landed an average connect and Darren landed an average blow.

I saw this as a closer fight than some observers. I rate the bout as a draw. McSorley was more accurate with his earlier punches. Langdon landed with more accuracy with his late punches. Marty landed more punches, but he landed a couple of body blows and decent connects. I think Darren was able to salvage a draw with a strong finish.
billybalz
243 fight reviews

Sep 5, 2005 17:26 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
7
hey go figure martys jersey comes off...shocker!!! langdon holds his own here but a slight advantage to marty
JButler17
115 fight reviews

Dec 1, 2005 13:58 ET
Draw Fun 
7
Good tussle here between two guys with great staying power. Both do well and it's tough to call. Draw.
re
9287 fight reviews

Sep 8, 2006 05:15 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
8
McSorley edged Langdon early and kept equl with him late
itsJ.Millertime
10566 fight reviews

Apr 14, 2016 23:26 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
9
Excellent fight with non stop action as both guys just trade hammers the entire fight, close bout but McSorley lands more punches and gets a very hard fought win.
TheDanLine
10207 fight reviews

Nov 6, 2016 20:10 ET
Marty McSorley narrow win Fun 
7
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SarcasticPillow
May 10, 2013 10:40 ET
The fight.

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JimMcKenzie
Aug 6, 2015 16:30 ET
Better quality:

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