The New York Rangers are one of the oldest hockey teams, having joined the NHL in 1926 as an expansion team. They are part of the “Original Six” which is designated to the teams that first made up the NHL. The Rangers are also the first franchise in the United States to win a Stanley Cup title. New York has won the Cup four times over their history, but only one since the 1939-1940 season which occurred during the 1993-1994 campaign. Overall, the Rangers have won seven division titles and two Presidents’ Trophies. New York has had legendary players like defenseman Brian Leetch and center Mark Messier wear the Rangers uniform over the years to help propel this organization as one of the more historic franchises in the NHL. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for New York Rangers hockey ticket.
2015 Rangers Season Preview
2013-2014 was an exceptional season for the New York Rangers. The Rangers went 45-31-6, finished 2nd in a contender heavy Metropolitan Division, and won the Eastern Conference Championship. The New York Rangers trip to the Stanley Cup finals was the first appearance in the finals for the team since the 1993-1994 season.
This success has set the expectations for the 2014-15 season to incredibly high levels for the New York Rangers. In the offseason the Rangers lost some key players with Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle, and Atron Stralman all leaving New York. The additions of Ryan Malone, Tanner Glass, and Matt Lombardi will try to fill the gaps left by those players. It would be hard to argue the Rangers as contenders for the President’s Trophy, but with Henrik Lundqvist in the net, they will be serious contenders once again come playoff time.
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New York Rangers Hockey at Madison Square Garden Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York, 10001
The Rangers play their home games at the legendary Madison Square Garden, located in New York, New York. Nicknamed “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” when filled to capacity, the Garden holds over 17,000 screaming Ranger fans. Madison Square Garden is home of the New York Knicks from the NBA and hosts many events throughout the year to make. The New York Rangers home bench is on the Madison Square Garden rink side in front of sections 106 & 107. MSG parking information is covered in our Rangers event guide.
Rangers vs. Islanders
The Battle of New York rages on as these two teams continue to leave it all on the ice every season. Rangers fans make up half of Nassau Coliseum when the two play, giving it the nickname “Garden East.” The all-time series is very close in both the regular season and playoffs, and both teams would love nothing more than to win all six games against the other every season.
Rangers vs. Devils
The Hudson River Rivalry was formed mostly through the famous 1994 and 1995 seasons, where the Rangers and Devils won Stanley Cups. The clubs met in the 1997 playoffs as well, as the Rangers won four consecutive games behind the play of Messier, Gretzky and Richter. Hockey goes well when both teams are good, and that usually the case in this rivalry.
Rangers vs. Flyers
It’s Broadway versus Broad Street in this match up, with the Rangers and Flyers meeting 10 times in the Stanley Cup playoffs thus far. The divisional rivals match up well, as the clubs have very close to a .500 winning percentage against each other. The Flyers have the lead in playoff wins, but the Rangers aren’t too far behind.
New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
There is no one more passionate than the New York Ranger fan and they have certainly earned the right to be. The franchise has provided the fan base with four Stanley Cup championships dating back to 1928 when the Rangers were introduced as one of the NHL’s original 6. Appearing in an incredible 9 Eastern Conference championships is enough in itself, not to mention their 55 NHL playoff appearances.
New York Rangers Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Rangers game?
Gates open 1-hour before the puck drops at Madison Square Garden. This is one of the most iconic sporting venues on the planet and you will definitely want to get there early to enjoy as much time as possible inside the arena.
How can I buy cheap New York Rangers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of New York Rangers hockey tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Rangers tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Eastern Conference opponents, like the Pittsburg Penguins, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase New York Rangers tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Rangers game?
Madison Square Garden is located near some of the best restaurants in the world. It is really hard to find a bad place to eat around MSG but we do have a few favorites. For a great sports pub atmosphere try Stout, Mustang Harry’s, or Molly Wee. If you like traditional American diners try Skylight Diner. It has a classic diner environment and good food that won’t break the bank. Try Keen’s Steakhouse for a more upscale dining experience. Keen’s has some of the best steaks in New York and is always a fun time. Other great places are Penn 6, Shake Shack or Lugo.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 New York Rangers hockey schedule?
The Rangers 2015-2016 hockey schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NHL. The Rangers plays in the Metropolitan Division, which means games against the Pittsburg Penguins, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. Game times are announced by the NHL as soon as the TV schedule is set. New York Rangers home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Rangers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official New York Rangers team roster.
Where is the best place to park at Madison Square Garden?
It is not an understatement to say that there is no parking at Madison Square Garden. There really are no good parking options for the general public. The arena sits right on top of Penn Station and the subway or train are by far the best options for getting to and leaving the game.
Can I buy New York Rangers hockey season tickets?
New York Rangers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase New York Rangers season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Madison Square Garden.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Rangers game?
If your child is 2 years old or older they will require a ticket to enter Madison Square Garden. Any child under 2 years old does not require a ticket but they have to sit in a guardians lap for the duration of the game. We highly recommend bringing proof of your child’s age to the gate with you to ensure they are allowed to enter.