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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]