6 New York Rangers Photos to Celebrate the Return of Hockey

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 at 11:43 am by

To celebrate the return of hockey last week after a four-month lockout, we decided to unearth some classic photos of the New York Rangers and Madison Square Garden from the last eighty-some years.

Rangers practicing at MSG III, the first of the Garden facilities to include hockey.

[Photo: NYPL]

[Undated/Photo: NYPL]

First ever televised hockey game was at the Garden, February 25, 1940. Rangers trounced the Canadiens 6-2.

[Photo: Dipity]

[Photo: Dipity]

The current iteration of MSG, under construction in 1968.

[Photo: CUNY]

[Photo: CUNY]

Mike Richter robs Pavel Bure on penalty shot, 1994 Stanley Cup run.

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Lou Fontinato and Gordie Howe go at it during a Rangers/Red Wings game, circa 1950s.

[Photo: MSN Canada]

[Photo: MSN Canada]

Mayor Jimmy Walker welcomes the two-year-old New York Rangers after their Stanley Cup win in 1928.

[Photo: NYPL]

[Photo: NYPL]

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