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Rangers Win Their First Cup the Oddest of Ways

When it comes to an “Incredible But True” saga nothing tops the manner in which the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 1928 over the heavily-favored Montreal Maroons. Check these out: BEATING THE ODDS: The triumph took place in only the second year of the club’s existence. OLD MAN, LESTER PATRICK IN GOAL: When […]

Winning the Second Cup with a Scottish-Born Rookie Goalie

If the Rangers first Stanley Cup triumph in 1928 was accomplished with a strange set of goaltending circumstances, the Blueshirts’ second championship five years later had a curious netminding twist as well. Actually, its roots date back to the 1927-28 season when Lorne Chabot was the Rangers original and dependable puck-stopper throughout the season, as […]

The Most Amazing Rangers’ Goaltending Feat

To many historians, one story stands above all others when it comes to “Incredible But True” hockey tales. In fact, the night that Lester Patrick went into goal for the Blueshirts 89 years ago still defies credulity to this day. Just consider the following: The date was April 7, 1928 — the Rangers vs. the […]

Inside the Intra-Garden Rivalry: Blueshirts vs. Americans

For 16 years, the two most intense New York City sporting rivalries involved a pair of baseball teams and two hockey clubs. On the diamond it was the New York Giants, playing out of the Polo Grounds in Harlem, and the Brooklyn Dodgers whose home was Ebbets Field in Crown Heights. The hockey version was […]

The Maven’s Milestones

Over the course of 42 years covering the New York Islanders, Stan Fischler has accumulated a multitude of accolades including eight New York Emmy Awards, a Lester Patrick Trophy, and even the title of New York City’s Centennial Historian, to name a few. And as part of MSG Networks’ celebration of The Maven, we look […]

How Innovation Helped the Rangers Win the Cup in 1940

It took a mere seven years for the Rangers to win the third Stanley Cup and — like the previous National Hockey League champions — the 1939-40 edition did it with a flair and a few zany surprises added for dressing. A few of the surprises were as follows: The Blueshirts’ one — and only […]

Joe Miller – The Unsung Rangers Goalie Cup Hero

In the spring of 1928, when the “Roarin’ Twenties” still boasted a high decibel count, there was a funny publication known to everyone in America. It was called “The Joe Miller Joke Book” and its popularity lasted well into the next decade and beyond. While people from coast to coast were chuckling over the gags, […]

Heroes of the Valiant 1950 Rangers That Fell Just Short

If you check the Rangers‘ Stanley Cup records from the club’s inception through the 1940s, you’ll find a championship in each decade. The original champagne-drinkers turned out to be the Lester Patrick-coached squad in 1928; only a year after the Blueshirts entered the National Hockey League. During the 1930s decade, they won their second Cup — again […]

Miracle Rangers

  Where were you 36 years ago today when a team of amateur hockey players pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history?  I had just turned 12 years old earlier in the month, and can vividly recall watching the tape-delayed(!) telecast of the “Miracle on Ice” on ABC from Lake Placid on […]