Road to Victory: The '94 Rangers Story

When Sam Rosen yelled, "The waiting is over ..." as the Rangers ended a 54-year Cup drought, the ghosts of 1940 were put to rest. Re-live the journey.

Stanley Cup Final Against Canucks

As the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers advanced to play in their first Stanley Cup Final since 1979. Their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks, were on a Cinderella run as the 7th seed from the Western Conference. After advancing past the Devils — the team with the second most points during the regular […]

Eastern Conference Finals Against Devils

After years of struggles against Patrick Division foes in the old division-based playoff format, the Rangers, ironically in the first year of the new conference-based playoff format, would need to beat three long-time division rivals to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. But the Blueshirts did just that, in arguably the greatest non-Cup Finals […]

Eastern Conference Semifinals Against Capitals

In the second round, the Rangers continued right where they left off from the first round and took the first three games against the 7th-seeded Caps with dominant wins. But after seven straight victories where they outscored the two opponents 36-9 to begin the playoffs, the Rangers would lose Game 4 in Washington. Two days […]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Against Islanders

With a new conference-based playoff format for 1994, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning and No. 1-seeded Rangers began their quest for The Cup against the rival Islanders. The 8th-seeded Isles proved to be no match for the powerhouse Blueshirts, who breezed through the series in four straight games, outscoring the Islanders 22-3, including a pair of 6-0 […]