Rangers Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division

Head Coach: David Quinn

Team Mascot: none

Year Opened: 1968

Capacity: 20789

City / State: New York / New York

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle of the Hudson River

Rival Team: New Jersey Devils

Less than 10 miles separate these two Metropolitan Division rivals creating a tense in-arena atmosphere. The fact the Rangers and Devils have met in several critical Stanley Cup Playoffs series over the years has only added fire to the flames making Rangers-Devils one of the best rivalries in the NHL. Get your tickets to Rangers-Devils, so you don’t miss your chance to see this hotly contested contest.

Battle of New York

Rival Team: New York Islanders

The intra-city rivalry between the Rangers and Islanders mirrors the city’s Yankees-Mets, Giants-Jets, and Knicks-Nets rivalries. When you live in New York, you have to pick a side between these two, so everyone has bragging rights on the line when they play. Since 2001, the Pat LaFontaine Trophy has been awarded to the winner of the season series adding, even more, weight to winning this intra-city rivalry. If you want to see The Garden buzzing, then make sure to be in attendance for an Islanders-Rangers game.

Rangers vs Flyers

Rival Team: Philadelphia Flyers

The Rangers and Flyers have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs 11 times, and when you combine that with the fact New York and Philadelphia already have an intense rivalry then you end up with one of the NHL’s best rivalries. There is always bad blood between these two Metropolitan Division rivals, so don’t miss it when the Flyers come to town.

Rangers vs Bruins

Rival Team: Boston Bruins

Just like any other Boston-New York rivalry you’ll find plenty of passion on display at a Bruins-Rangers game. The two teams have met numerous times over the year in the Stanley Cup playoffs with the rivalry peaking in 1972 when the Bruins defeated the Rangers 3-0 to win the Stanley Cup Finals in six. More recently, the Bruins beat the Rangers in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals four games to one. Rangers-Bruins is always intense so don’t miss it when Boston comes to town.

Rangers Stadium Guide

In Game

The Madison Square Garden is incredible to put it simply. Inside the concourses, you’ll find impressive displays dedicated to The Garden’s history including Garden 366 and the 20 Defining Moments exhibit. Both of these along with the sky bridge are must-see for first-time visitors. MSG is also home to the outstanding Garden Vision scoreboard and many Rangers and Knicks championship banners.

In addition to the history and aura surrounding The Garden, the Rangers also put on an excellent in-game experience. The Rangers pregame video will send chills down your spine and bring you to your feet as you wait for the team to take the ice. You’ll also find that the atmosphere at MSG doesn’t feature any of the gimmicks you’ll see at other venues, but they don’t need them since a trip to The Garden is a special experience in its own right.

The fans are also a big part of what makes attending a game at MSG a must-see proposition for hockey fans. The Rangers have been around since 1926 and as a result, have built an impressive following of knowledgeable and diehard fans. Join in on all the chants and cheers at MSG to get the full Rangers game day experience.

Attending a game at The Garden is a special experience and something that should be on the bucket list of every hockey fan. No matter what team you support, you’ll want to make a trip to New York to see a Rangers game.

Things to check out

Garden 366

Garden 366 wraps around the entire MSG concourse and displays a thrilling moment in the arena’s history for each day of the year. The exhibit does an excellent job of showcasing the arena’s history, so make sure to check it out during your visit to The Garden.

20 Defining Moments

The 20 Defining Moments exhibit inside Madison Square Garden shows off the biggest and best moments in the arena’s history. The exhibit displays photos and memorabilia from the events and is must see for any history or sports buff.

Sky Bridges

The sky bridges at MSG allow you to be right over the action. The bridges offer an incredible one of a kind view of the action on the court, making them a must-see for any visiting fan.

Garden Vision

MSG’s state of the art scoreboard will blow you away. It even offers mini-scoreboards underneath, so you won’t have to strain your neck when sitting courtside.

Carnegie Deli

One of the best aspects of visiting MSG, is the incredible food that’s available to you. Carnegie Deli is one of the most popular stands inside the arena, and a must try for anyone making the trip to MSG. Be sure to try their Pastrami sandwich as it's especially fantastic.

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Championship and Retired Number Banners

Hanging from the fabled rafters of Madison Square Garden you’ll see banners honoring all the great Knicks and Rangers players and teams of the past. Make sure to snap a picture of these awesome banners during your visit.

MSG All Access Tour

Don’t miss your chance to see the ins and outs of the World’s Most Famous Arena. Tours run daily from 9:30 am to 3:00 so arrive early to take the tour and make a day of it in Midtown Manhattan.

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Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award

Each season the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award is awarded to the Ranger player who goes the extra mile. The award is named after paralyzed police officer Steven McDonald and is given out at the end of the season, so if you’re at the game then make sure to be in your seat for this moving ceremony.

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Heritage Sweater

At select games the Rangers will be wearing their Heritage Sweaters. If you want to see the Rangers wear these uniforms, then check out the schedule for when to go.

Fight Songs

  1. Rangers Victory Song

    Listen to the cheering of the people in the stands
    Twenty Thousand hockey bugs and each a Ranger fan!
    It’s plain as day to see
    They want a victory!
    All together now strike up the band!

    Just keep your stick on that puck
    And don’t lay down on your luck;
    That’s the Rangers’ Victory Song!

    Get through the enemy’s goal
    With all your heart and your soul;
    That’s the Rangers’ Victory Song!

    You’ve got to fight, Rangers fight
    With a grin on your chin!
    Tonight is the night
    So get in there and win!

    This game is worth any price;
    Go out and put it on ice
    That’s the Rangers’ Victory Song!!!

  2. Slapshot

  3. Let’s Go Rangers!

    Let’s go Rangers!

    Let’s go Rangers!

    Let’s go Rangers!

  4. Potvin Sucks!

    During games, a Rangers fan starts the “Potvin Sucks” chant by whistling. After the whistle everyone chants “Potvin Sucks.” Join in on this fun chant to show your distaste for the Islanders.

Rangers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Salumeria Biellese Delicatessen

    Salumeria Biellese

    Housemade sausages & imported cured meats sold alongside prepared foods & sandwiches since 1925.

    378 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Rosa’s PIzza

    Little Italy

    Counter spot serving basic pizza & cheap beer on Penn Station's Long Island Rail Road level.

    1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10119, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  3. Tick Tock Diner

    Kukars House of Pizza

    The largest diner in New York City!

    481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. NY Pizza Suprema

    NY Pizza Supreme

    Long-standing Madison Square Garden-area staple offering pizzas whole & by the slice.

    413 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  5. Delmonico’s Kitchen

    Delmonicos Kitchen

    Upscale offshoot of the storied steakhouse serving an updated menu in a chic, modern setting.

    207 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  6. Frankie & Johnnie’s Steak House

    Frankie and Johnnies

    Dry-aged steak, seafood & pasta surrounded by dark mahogany in John Barrymore's former townhouse.

    32 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018, USA


    Bar website

    - $$$

  7. Keens Steakhouse

    Keens Steakhouse

    Enormous steaks & signature mutton chops served in a maze of clubby, wood-paneled rooms.

    72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  8. Friedman’s

    Friedmans Restaurant

    Contemporary spot specializing in seasonal, locally sourced & mostly gluten-free comfort classics.

    132 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Rowland’s Bar & Grill


    Rowland’s Bar & Grill serves American gastropub cuisine in a comfortable, modern atmosphere on the new One Below level at Macy’s Herald Square.

    151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Stout NYC

    Stout NYC

    Bi-level bar with long beer list (yes, many stouts) & TVs near Penn Station & Madison Square Garden.

    133 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  11. American Whiskey

    American Whiskey

    Elegant version of a Southern bourbon & burger bar with clever small plates & an upstairs lounge.

    247 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Tracks Raw Bar & Grill

    Tracks raw Bar and Grill

    Chill haunt with a homey feel & train memorabilia offering a raw bar, plus burgers & seafood plates.

    220 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Pennsylvania 6 NYC

    Pennselyvanua DC

    Come for the drinks. Stay for the raw bar.

    132 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Molly Wee Pub

    Cotton Eyed Joe

    For decades, this corner bar near Penn Station has been drawing pints & plating simple pub fare.

    402 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  15. The Liberty NYC

    Blarney Stone Wine Spirits

    Craft cocktails & American fare in an elegant, multi-level space with Old New York-inspired decor.

    29 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Jack Demsey’s

    Jack Demseys

    Tavern beaming international sporting events & offering a menu of American grub & Irish breakfast.

    36 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  17. The Ainsworth


    This enormous sports bar boasts tons of TVs, upscale pub food & a woody ski-lodge look.

    122 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  18. Jack Doyle’s Bar & Restaurant

    Beer mug Crafty Rooster

    This large, elegant Irish bar one block from Penn Station features a big menu of elevated pub grub.

    240 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  19. Grey Bar & Restaurant

    Low Brow Lounge

    Polished sports tavern with lots of TV screens & a menu of elevated American pub food.

    43 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  20. Taboo Lounge

    Taboo NY

    Casual, dimly lit bar & hookah lounge offering special cocktails, bar bites & European fare.

    406 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  21. Haymaker Bar and Kitchen


    Cool, laid-back spot with a long bar for elevated pub fare & a rotating array of craft draft beers.

    252 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$