15 Facts About the Rangers ’94 Cup Run

In one of the greatest moments in the history of The Garden, the New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 to capture the 1994 Stanley Cup.

Here’s a look at 15 fun tidbits about the Blueshirts’ cup run:

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GM Neil Smith was busy on the trading deadline (March 21), acquiring Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan from Chicago, Glenn Anderson from Toronto and Craig MacTavish from Edmonton

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The Rangers won the Presidents’ Trophy with a then franchise-record 112 points and a 52-24-8 record

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In 84 regular season games, the Blueshirts were never shut out

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The Stanley Cup Finals marked the first playoff meeting between the Rangers and Canucks

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This was the Rangers first appearance in the Finals since 1979 and 10th overall

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Vancouver was making its second appearance in the Finals, as it lost to the New York Islanders in 1982

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The series marked the 10th time the Finals went to seven games

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With the victory, the Rangers broke their 54-year Stanley Cup drought

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Rangers coach Mike Keenan won this Game 7, but lost Game 7 of the Cup Finals with the Flyers in 1987

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The images of Mark Messier jumping up and down after the final horn and holding the cup are among the most iconic images in Rangers history

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Brian Leetch was the first American to win the Conn Smythe Trophy

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Mark Messier became the first player to captain two different teams to the Stanley Cup

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Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Craig MacTavish, Glenn Anderson, Jeff Beukeboom, Esa Tikkanen and Kevin Lowe were all teammates on the 1990 Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers

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Alexander Karpovtsev, Alexei Kovalev, Sergei Nemchinov and Sergei Zubov became the first Russians to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup

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The Rangers were honored with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes, becoming the first NHL team to have one.