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:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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