By Brian Cazeneuve
June 06, 2014
Stanley Cups don't come easy or often for the Rangers, but they are appreciated when they do.
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With that thought in mind, here is a very abridged history--with highlights and lowlights--of what came before this possibly magical, possibly heartbreaking 2013-14 season.

The legendary Lester Patrick wore many hats, and pads, for the early New York Rangers.
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1989: It's Ranger mug night at Madison Square Garden. Former Flyer Bob Froese is in goal for New York and that's a bad combination. When he lets in a few softies, fans litter the ice with the mugs. After the game, Froese remarks, "I'm just glad it wasn't machete night."

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PHOTOS: The Rangers' road to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final

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