New York Rangers, American expert ice hockey group situated in New York City. One of the most seasoned groups in the National Hockey League (NHL), the Rangers play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The group has won the Stanley Cup, the NHL's title trophy, multiple times (1928, 1933, 1940, and 1994).
Established in New York by Tex Rickard in 1926 as an extension establishment, the group was given its name by the New York press, which nicknamed it "Tex's Rangers" (a play on the expression "Texas Rangers"). Rangers' home recreations have been played in Madison Square Garden (a new field of a similar name opened in 1968) since the group's establishing. The Rangers were a piece of the "First Six" (alongside the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and Chicago Blackhawks) that made up the NHL from 1942 until development in 1967.
Gathered by the amazing Conn Smythe (whose name is related with the trophy granted to the best player in the Stanley Cup play-offs), the main Rangers groups were loaded up with future stars, for example, Frank Boucher, Murray Murdoch, and the Cook siblings (Bun and Bill), and the group found early accomplishment under its first mentor, Lester Patrick (see Patrick family), who on the eve of the group's first season supplanted Smythe as director mentor. The group completed first in its division in its first season, and in its second year (1927–28) it won the alliance title by crushing the Montreal Maroons in an arrangement in which mentor (and previous defenseman) Patrick supplanted Lorne Chabot as the goalie halfway through Game 2 when the last endured eye damage; the Rangers along these lines turned into the first U.S.- based hockey group in the NHL to win the Stanley Cup. They would achieve the Stanley Cup finals four additional occasions by 1940, winning it twice (1933, 1940).
The group had less accomplishment from the 1940s to the 1960s, when it regularly completed rearward in the six-group alliance and often missed the play-offs, in spite of the way that four of the six groups made the play-offs every year. In the late 1960s the group encountered a resurgence and started routinely making it into the postseason. In 1971–72 and 1978–79 the Rangers made the Stanley Cup finals, however they lost the multiple times (in six diversions to the Bruins in 1972 and in five amusements to the Canadiens in 1979). During the 1993–94 season, driven by lasting elite player focus Mark Messier, defenseman Brian Leetch, left wing Adam Graves, and goaltender Mike Richter, the Rangers caught their first Stanley Cup since 1940, overcoming the Vancouver Canucks in seven recreations in the finals. Notwithstanding various enormous name acquisitions and exchanges, including those of Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, the group was unfit to copy its Stanley Cup accomplishment in the years quickly following the 1994 season, and in the 1997–98 season the Rangers went into an establishment record seven-year postseason dry season.
The Rangers came back to the play-offs in 2005–06, and in 2011–12 the group—driven by goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and forward Marian Gaborik—won its first division title in 17 years and progressed to the gathering finals, where it lost to the New Jersey Devils. In 2013–14 the group crushed its long-term rival Montreal Canadiens in a six-game Eastern Conference finals arrangement to acquire a spot in the Stanley Cup finals without precedent for a long time, however there the Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five diversions. The Rangers posted the best record in the NHL and came back to the gathering finals the accompanying season, however the group lost a seven-game arrangement to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The group equipped for the play-offs in the following two seasons yet neglected to progress past the second round, and in 2017–18 the group's play followed off, bringing about the Rangers' most exceedingly awful record since 2003–04 and a last-place divisional completion.