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Video: New York Rangers alumni race Zambonis in midtown Manhattan

Is that Bon Jovi? No, it's New York Rangers alum and Zamboni race champion Ron Duguay. (MSG) Is that Bon Jovi? No, it's Rangers alum and Zamboni racer Ron Duguay. (Angela Cranford/MSG Photo Services)

By Gabriel Baumgaertner


Decorated in racing jumpsuits, armed with a pit crew and seated behind the wheel of two massive ice cleaning machines, Rangers alums Stephane Matteau (also known as Matteau! Matteau! Matteau) and Ron Duguay competed in a Zamboni race on Monday afternoon to celebrate playoff hockey at Madison Square Garden. Rangers icon Adam Graves, who works as a special assistant for the team, stood at the finish line to greet the riders. Even model Alejandra Cata waved the green flag to kick the event off.

Perhaps street Zamboni racing should be the Rangers' new playoff tradition; they came back in a thriller to beat the Capitals and pull the series to within 2-1.