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CLASSIC CLIP: SCHOENY'S ZAMBONI EXIT

Tuesday, 08.24.2010 / 8:17 AM / News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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CLASSIC CLIP: SCHOENY\'S ZAMBONI EXIT
Jim Schoenfeld (Getty Images)
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To sum it up, Jim Schoenfeld was tough.

In nine seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, the defenseman managed to rack up 1,025 penalty minutes (ranking seventh all-time) and registered a career total of 1,132 PIM in the NHL.

Drafted fifth overall by the Sabres in the 1972 Entry Draft, he wanted to make a good first impression – and prove to his competition that he could fight with the best of them.

In his rookie season, Schoenfeld led the team with 178 penalty minutes, making his mark early and often.

It was in one of those games that his persona was perhaps best summarized; when on December 13, 1972 Schoenfeld took on the entire Boston Bruins (or so it seemed).

He started by picking a fight with Bobby Orr, which didn’t go over well with his teammates.

Carol Vadnais and Wayne Cashman both retaliated by the end of the game – and Schoenfeld, to say the least, held his own.

He discarded Vadnais easily before Cashman came in. The decision to tussle with Schoenfeld would not be his best move during the game.

The pair fought along the Zamboni entrance doors, throwing haymakers as inevitably they crashed through the wall. It was a humerous moment as they were still landing punches as they fell into the hallway.


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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82