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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.