Monday, May 25, 2009

The Mark Messier Guarantee - May 25, 1994

New York Rangers fans will remember what happened exactly 15 years ago (give or take a few minutes here or there).

Against the archrival New Jersey Devils in which the Broadway Blueshirts were down 3-2 in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals and staring at a 2-0 first period deficit, the captain Mark Messier made good on a guarantee that the Rangers would win Game 6 to send the series to a deciding Game 7. Not only did Messier make good on that promise, he delivered with victory.

Messier scored three goals and had one assist to lead New York to a 4-2 Game 6 win at what is now the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It will likely be one of the top moments of Messier's Hall of Fame career.

New York Rangers official site (May 25):
Stanley Cup Playoffs Flashback: May 25, 1994

video courtesy: NHL Productions

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