“THE GARDEN’S DEFINING MOMENTS”
SERIES CONTINUES WITH “RANGERS VS. CANUCKS ’94 STANLEY CUP FINALS”
PREMIERING TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 10:30PM
New York, NY (January 15, 2015) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) continue the special 20-part television event “The Garden’s Defining Moments” presented by SAP with episode four – “Rangers vs. Canucks ’94 Stanley Cup Finals.” The dramatic win by the Rangers on June 14, 1994 ended their 54-year championship drought with a victory in Game Seven to claim the long-awaited Stanley Cup. “The Garden’s Defining Moments: Rangers vs. Canucks ’94 Stanley Cup Finals,” narrated by Ben Stiller, premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 10:30 p.m. on MSG Network, following MSG’s telecast of the Rangers vs. Canucks game. Interview subjects include Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Stéphane Matteau, Mike Keenan, Sam Rosen, John Davidson and more.
“The waiting is over! The New York Rangers are the Stanley Cup champions!” uttered Sam Rosen after the final horn blew. The Rangers skated to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in breath-taking fashion at The World’s Most Famous Arena in a spectacular Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Brian Leetch, Adam Graves and Mark Messier scored Rangers goals, while Mike Richter held off a late push by the Canucks to seal the dramatic victory. When the final horn sounded, the players were finally able to raise the Cup and savor a Stanley Cup Championship “that will last a lifetime.”
Mark Messier reflecting on the year of 1994:
“Every team is made up of a group of individuals that sacrifice themselves for the greater whole and there was no better example of that on display than that team in ‘94. We were a team. I think that’s probably one of the reasons why we were able to overcome so many obstacles on that run to the Cup.”
Mike Richter on winning the Stanley Cup:
“That great picture of Mark jumping in the air like a 12 year old, toilet paper coming down, people saying ‘now I can die in peace,’ people praying, people holding their heads going ‘I can’t believe this!’- that was one of the best moments of my life for sure.”
Brian Leetch reflecting on the years as a Ranger and winning the Cup:
“You realize how lucky you are to be a member of the Rangers and a part of this city – after you go through it all those years and you look back, I definitely have even more appreciation now than I did then.”
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