4
An Auspicious Beginning
In their early years, the New York Rangers won three Stanley Cups
by Michael Farber

8
The Cup of Sorrow
After winning it all in 1940, the Rangers went into a 53-year slump
by Leigh Montville

16
Iron Mike
Mike Keenan arrived in New York with a reputation for toughness
by Austin Murphy

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High and Mighty
After a slow start, the 1993-94 Rangers became the NHL's top team
by Michael Farber

32
Guts, Then Glory
How general manager Neil Smith built a champion for New York

by Michael Farber

40
Sweeping Victory
The Rangers ousted the Islanders, their hated rivals, in four games
by Christian Stone

44
Sticks and Stones
Despite the Caps' goading, New York kept its cool and won Round 2
by Christian Stone

48
Over and Out
It took seven games and OT magic, but the Rangers beat the Devils
by Michael Farber

60
Ranger People
Mark Messier and Brian Leetch shone in a galaxy of New York stars
by Tim Crothers, Leigh Montville, Austin Murphy and Christian Stone

82
New York's Seven Games to Glory
The Rangers overcame the tenacious Canucks to finally win the Cup
by Michael Farber

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