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New York Rangers: 7 Most
Memorable Moments
By Matt Doheny
History
The New York
Rangers have
experienced plenty
of ups and downs
over the years.
“Original Six”
As one of the
league’s “Original
Six,” the Rangers
captured three titles
in their earliest years,
before en...
“Curse of
1940”
The Rangers eventually overcame
the fabled “Curse of 1940”, but
the years to follow have been a
rollercoas...
Here are a few of the Broadway
Blueshirts’ most memorable moments…
the good, the bad, and the awful.
The Rangers
Take New
York
1926 Rangers v.
Americans
The Rangers first
came on the scene
in 1926, one year
after their New York
rivals, the
Americans....
Stanley Cup Win
Though popular in
their own right, the
now-defunct
“Amerks” were
quickly forgotten
after the Rangers
won t...
1942 Americans 

“Retirement”
The Rangers went on
to win two more
titles in 1933 and
1940 while the
Americans were
forced ...
J.P. Parise
Destroys the
Ranger’s
Hopes
1940 Title Champions
After winning the
title in 1940, the
Rangers entered into
a long era of
disappointment.
Photo Source:...
Return of 1950
The once dominant
franchise wouldn’t
return to the finals
until 1950, where they
suffered an overtime
loss a...
1972 Loss to Boston
Bruins
The Rangers once
again failed to
capture the Cup in
1972, falling to the
Boston Bruins in six
g...
1975 Playoffs
However, it was the
1975 playoffs that
truly left its mark on
the franchise.
Photo Source: 1975-1976 Rangers...
NY Rangers v. NY
Islanders
The Rangers fought
an intense first
round series against
hometown
newcomers, the New
York Island...
J.P. Parise Scores Big
Heading into a
decisive Game 3, the
Rangers would
experience a
devastating defeat
when left winger ...
The Rangers
Bounce Back
“Cursed”
Despite the brewing
sentiment that the
Rangers were
cursed to never
again win the
Stanley Cup, the
team would not...
1979 Playoffs
Spurred by stellar
play from Phil
Esposito, Don
Maloney, and John
Davidson, just to
name a few, the
Rangers ...
’79 Stanley Cup Finals
Besting the top-
seeded Islanders in
six games, the
Rangers would
eventually face the
Montreal Cana...
Heartbreaking Loss
Unfortunately, it
would be over a
decade before the
curse was truly
broken as the
Rangers fell to the
C...
Postseason Reflections
Still, the memory of
that postseason run
remains a happy one
for the Ranger fans
lucky enough to
wi...
Mark Messier
Guarantees
Victory
1994 Playoffs
It’s difficult to single
out just one moment
from the Ranger’s
legendary 1994 playoffs
performance.
However, ...
Mark Messier
When Messier joined
the Rangers in 1991,
he had every
intention of ending
the franchise’s 50-
year title drou...
Conference Finals
Three seasons later,
the Rangers found
themselves in a 3-2
deficit against the
New Jersey Devils in
the E...
Strategic Media Play
Sensing his team
needed a confidence
boost, Messier
personally
guaranteed
reporters that the
Rangers w...
Making Good On His
Word
Messier delivered on
his promise, scoring
a hat trick in the
third period that
changed the
momentu...
Stephane Matteau
The Rangers took
Game 6 and surged
into Game 7 where
they closed out the
series on an iconic
wraparound g...
The Curse Finally Ends
The Rangers went on
to defeat the
Vancouver Canucks
in the Stanley Cup
finals, making
history and fin...
The Great One
Joins The
Messiah
Wayne Gretzky
When Wayne Gretzky
reunited with former
Edmonton Oilers
teammate Mark Messier
in 1996, Rangers fans
were opt...
However, the fantasy was
short lived.
The Rangers were
defeated in the 1997
Eastern Conference
finals, and Messier
left for...
Gretzky 1999 Retirement
A past-prime
Gretzky failed to get
the team to the
playoffs, retiring
from the NHL in
1999.
Photo ...
Tragedy
Strikes
Jaromir Jagr
After years of failing
to make the playoffs,
the Rangers began to
experience a
resurgence with a
team of youn...
Alexei Cherepanov
Hopes were on high
when the Rangers
drafted Russian
winger Alexi
Cherepanov in the
2007 draft.
Photo Sou...
NY Rangers “Hopeful
Prose”
Despite some
concerns that
Cherepanov would
never play in the NHL,
the Rangers were
hopeful the...
Tragedy on Oct. 13, 2008
On October 13 of 2008,
Cherepanov collapsed on
the bench during a KHL
game against Vityaz
Chekhov...
The Rangers
Return to the
Finals
Team’s Optimistic Outlook
If there is one thing
Rangers fans know,
it’s that no matter
how dark things
seem, there will
al...
2014 Playoffs
In the 2014 playoffs,
the Broadway
Blueshirts bounced
back from a 3-1
deficit to beat the
Pittsburgh Penguins...
2014 Finals
They went on to
defeat the Montreal
Canadiens, before
ultimately
succumbing to the
Los Angeles Kings in
the St...
Rangers Make it to the
Cup
It was the team’s first
finals appearance in
20 years, but Ranger
fans likely won’t
have to wait ...
If you liked this piece,
please visit:
MattDoheny.org
Matthew “Matt” A. Doheny holds an
extensive curriculum vitae as an
e...
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The New York Rangers have experienced plenty of ups and downs over the years. As one of the league’s “Original Six,” the Rangers captured three titles in their earliest years, before enduring one of the longest title droughts in professional sports.
The Rangers eventually overcame the fabled “Curse of 1940”, but the years to follow have been a rollercoaster of sorts. In this presentation, Matt Doheny includes a few of the Broadway Blueshirts’ most memorable moments…the good, the bad, and the awful.

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New York Rangers: 7 Most Memorable Moments by Matt Doheny

  1. 1. New York Rangers: 7 Most Memorable Moments By Matt Doheny
  2. 2. History The New York Rangers have experienced plenty of ups and downs over the years.
  3. 3. “Original Six” As one of the league’s “Original Six,” the Rangers captured three titles in their earliest years, before enduring one of the longest title droughts in professional sports.
  4. 4. “Curse of 1940” The Rangers eventually overcame the fabled “Curse of 1940”, but the years to follow have been a rollercoaster of sorts.
  5. 5. Here are a few of the Broadway Blueshirts’ most memorable moments… the good, the bad, and the awful.
  6. 6. The Rangers Take New York
  7. 7. 1926 Rangers v. Americans The Rangers first came on the scene in 1926, one year after their New York rivals, the Americans. Photo Source: thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com
  8. 8. Stanley Cup Win Though popular in their own right, the now-defunct “Amerks” were quickly forgotten after the Rangers won the Stanley Cup in just their second season.
  9. 9. 1942 Americans 
 “Retirement” The Rangers went on to win two more titles in 1933 and 1940 while the Americans were forced to retire the franchise in 1942 due to financial hardship. Photo Source: borizlifestyles-com.3dcartstores.com
  10. 10. J.P. Parise Destroys the Ranger’s Hopes
  11. 11. 1940 Title Champions After winning the title in 1940, the Rangers entered into a long era of disappointment. Photo Source: rangers.nhl.com
  12. 12. Return of 1950 The once dominant franchise wouldn’t return to the finals until 1950, where they suffered an overtime loss against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the series. Photo Source: (Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings and Vic Howe, New York Rangers) by www.pinterest.com
  13. 13. 1972 Loss to Boston Bruins The Rangers once again failed to capture the Cup in 1972, falling to the Boston Bruins in six games. Photo Source: icehockey.wikia.com
  14. 14. 1975 Playoffs However, it was the 1975 playoffs that truly left its mark on the franchise. Photo Source: 1975-1976 Rangers Team Photo by rangers.nhl.com
  15. 15. NY Rangers v. NY Islanders The Rangers fought an intense first round series against hometown newcomers, the New York Islanders.
  16. 16. J.P. Parise Scores Big Heading into a decisive Game 3, the Rangers would experience a devastating defeat when left winger J. P. Parise scored the winning goal eleven seconds into overtime. Photo Source: www.nytimes.com
  17. 17. The Rangers Bounce Back
  18. 18. “Cursed” Despite the brewing sentiment that the Rangers were cursed to never again win the Stanley Cup, the team would not be deterred.
  19. 19. 1979 Playoffs Spurred by stellar play from Phil Esposito, Don Maloney, and John Davidson, just to name a few, the Rangers went on a playoff run for the ages in 1979. Photo Source: rangers.nhl.com
  20. 20. ’79 Stanley Cup Finals Besting the top- seeded Islanders in six games, the Rangers would eventually face the Montreal Canadiens in the 79 Stanley Cup Finals.
  21. 21. Heartbreaking Loss Unfortunately, it would be over a decade before the curse was truly broken as the Rangers fell to the Canadiens in five. Photo Source: montrealgazette.com
  22. 22. Postseason Reflections Still, the memory of that postseason run remains a happy one for the Ranger fans lucky enough to witness it.
  23. 23. Mark Messier Guarantees Victory
  24. 24. 1994 Playoffs It’s difficult to single out just one moment from the Ranger’s legendary 1994 playoffs performance. However, there is one name that stands out ever so slightly over the rest… Photo Source: www.amazon.com
  25. 25. Mark Messier When Messier joined the Rangers in 1991, he had every intention of ending the franchise’s 50- year title drought. Photo Source: www.nydailynews.com
  26. 26. Conference Finals Three seasons later, the Rangers found themselves in a 3-2 deficit against the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference finals. Photo Source: bleacherreport.com
  27. 27. Strategic Media Play Sensing his team needed a confidence boost, Messier personally guaranteed reporters that the Rangers would win Game 6. Photo Source: www.youtube.com
  28. 28. Making Good On His Word Messier delivered on his promise, scoring a hat trick in the third period that changed the momentum of the game. Photo Source: www.thestar.com
  29. 29. Stephane Matteau The Rangers took Game 6 and surged into Game 7 where they closed out the series on an iconic wraparound goal from Stephane Matteau in double overtime. Photo Source: STEPHANE MATTEAU OVERTIME GOAL, 1994 by www.nydailynews.com
  30. 30. The Curse Finally Ends The Rangers went on to defeat the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals, making history and finally putting an end to the franchise’s curse. Photo Source: alchetron.com
  31. 31. The Great One Joins The Messiah
  32. 32. Wayne Gretzky When Wayne Gretzky reunited with former Edmonton Oilers teammate Mark Messier in 1996, Rangers fans were optimistic that the legendary duo would bring another championship to New York.
  33. 33. However, the fantasy was short lived. The Rangers were defeated in the 1997 Eastern Conference finals, and Messier left for Vancouver. Photo Source: rangers.nhl.com
  34. 34. Gretzky 1999 Retirement A past-prime Gretzky failed to get the team to the playoffs, retiring from the NHL in 1999. Photo Source: www.lessignets.com
  35. 35. Tragedy Strikes
  36. 36. Jaromir Jagr After years of failing to make the playoffs, the Rangers began to experience a resurgence with a team of young, talented players built around superstar Jaromir Jagr. Image Source: www.wsj.com
  37. 37. Alexei Cherepanov Hopes were on high when the Rangers drafted Russian winger Alexi Cherepanov in the 2007 draft. Photo Source: www.nydailynews.com
  38. 38. NY Rangers “Hopeful Prose” Despite some concerns that Cherepanov would never play in the NHL, the Rangers were hopeful they would get the highly touted prospect to New York within a few seasons. Image Source: www.therichest.com
  39. 39. Tragedy on Oct. 13, 2008 On October 13 of 2008, Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during a KHL game against Vityaz Chekhov. He was pronounced dead later that day, leaving countless Ranger fans devastated and wondering what could have been. Image Source: puckagency.wordpress.com
  40. 40. The Rangers Return to the Finals
  41. 41. Team’s Optimistic Outlook If there is one thing Rangers fans know, it’s that no matter how dark things seem, there will always be light at the end of the tunnel. Photo Source: splittheuprights.wordpress.com
  42. 42. 2014 Playoffs In the 2014 playoffs, the Broadway Blueshirts bounced back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.
  43. 43. 2014 Finals They went on to defeat the Montreal Canadiens, before ultimately succumbing to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup finals.
  44. 44. Rangers Make it to the Cup It was the team’s first finals appearance in 20 years, but Ranger fans likely won’t have to wait that long before they get another chance at the Cup. Photo Source: www.pinterest.com
  45. 45. If you liked this piece, please visit: MattDoheny.org Matthew “Matt” A. Doheny holds an extensive curriculum vitae as an entrepreneur, finance expert and political pundit which features past and current successes in the industries of the investment fund, distressed asset and financial management. Presently, Matt Doheny serves on the board of Kodak Co. and Yellow Truck. He also functions as a Director of Affinity Gaming, and has done so since 2013.

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