Sports NYC Hockey Guide
Here’s all you need to know about the Rangers and Islanders.
[Update, 4/24/17: The Rangers have advanced to the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, where they’ll face the Ottawa Senators. Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden are scheduled for May 2 and 4, respectively.]
Fans of the Blueshirts, as the Rangers are affectionately known, pack the Garden even when the team is having a down year and lend the arena one of the more intense atmospheres in New York City sports. To see the stands particularly charged, come to a game when the Rangers host their interborough rivals, the Islanders.