Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

1994–95 New York Rangers season

54,154pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

1994–95 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 8th Eastern
1994–95 record 22–23–3
Home record 11–10–3
Road record 11–13–0
Goals for 139
Goals against 134
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Colin Campbell
Captain Mark Messier
Alternate captains Adam Graves
Brian Leetch
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,194 (99.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Adam Graves (17)
Assists Mark Messier (39)
Points Mark Messier (53)
Penalties in minutes Nick Kypreos (93)
Wins Mike Richter (14)
Goals against average Glenn Healy (2.36)

The 1994–95 New York Rangers season was the 69th season for the franchise. With Mike Keenan off to St. Louis to coach the Blues, the Rangers hired Colin Campbell to lead the Rangers. Members of the 1994 Stanley Cup championship team Doug Lidster and Esa Tikkanen would join Keenan in St. Louis, as Lidster and Tikkanen were traded for Petr Nedved on July 24, 1994. Another member of the championship team, Glenn Anderson would sign with St. Louis as a free agent on February 13, 1995. On March 23, the team acquired Pat Verbeek through a trade with the Hartford Whalers. Verbeek would prove to be a handy addition to the club, scoring 10 goals in 19 games. The defending Cup champions finished the season 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a mediocre record of 22-23-3 for 47 points - just one point ahead of the Florida Panthers.

The Rangers faced the first-place Quebec Nordiques in the first round of the playoffs. They narrowly lost game 1 by a score of 5-4, as the Nordiques were powered by Joe Sakic's hat trick. New York came back in game 2, winning 8-3. Sergei Nemchinov and Petr Nedved each scored twice. After edging the Nordiques 4-3 in game 3, the Rangers found themselves trailing 2-0 in game 4. They would tie it up on goals by Brian Leetch and Alexei Kovalev. Steve Larmer scored the winner at 8:09 of the first overtime period. Facing elimination, the Nordiques played a determined game 5 at home and won 4-2 to cut New York's lead in the series to 3-2. The Rangers, at home for game 6, built up a 4-0 lead and ended up winning 4-2, to eliminate the Nordiques 4 games to 2. The Nordiques moved to Colorado almost immediately, as the announcement came on May 25, 1995.

In the second round, the Rangers faced a determined Philadelphia Flyers team that was led by the "Legion of Doom" line. In game 1, the Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period on power-play goals by Brian Leetch and Petr Nedved. With the help of John LeClair's hat trick, the Flyers took a 4-3 lead in the third period. With only 19 seconds remaining, Pat Verbeek tied the game a 4-4. However, it was the Flyers who would ultimately win the game, as Eric Desjardins scored at 7:03 of the first overtime period. Game 2 started nearly identically to game 1, as New York led 2-0 after the first period on power-play goals. Both were scored by Brian Leetch. Philadelphia re-gained control of the game as they had in game 1, leading 3-2 midway through the third period. With under 8 minutes to go, Leetch completed his hat trick to tie the score at 3-3. This game also went into overtime, and the Flyers needed only 25 seconds to win it, as defenseman Kevin Haller scored his 3rd of the playoffs to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead in the series. The Flyers went on to dominate games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York, winning 5-2 and 4-1 to complete the sweep.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 26 Dan Cloutier (G) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
52 Rudolf Verčík (Forward) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia New York Rangers HC Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
12 Philadelphia Flyers 48 28 16 4 150 132 60
25 New Jersey Devils 48 22 18 8 136 121 52
36 Washington Capitals 48 22 18 8 136 120 52
48 New York Rangers 48 22 23 3 139 134 47
59 Florida Panthers 48 20 22 6 115 127 46
612 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 17 28 3 120 144 37
713 New York Islanders 48 15 28 5 126 158 35

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1LJan 20, 19951–2 Buffalo Sabres0–1–0
2WJan 21, 19955–2 Montreal Canadiens1–1–0
3LJan 23, 19951–2 Boston Bruins1–2–0
4LJan 25, 19952–3 Pittsburgh Penguins1–3–0
5LJan 28, 19950–2 @ Quebec Nordiques1–4–0
6WJan 30, 19956–2 Ottawa Senators2–4–0
7LFeb 1, 19953–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins2–5–0
8TFeb 2, 19953–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning2–5–1
9WFeb 4, 19952–1 @ Ottawa Senators3–5–1
10WFeb 8, 19955–4 Washington Capitals4–5–1
11LFeb 9, 19951–4 @ New Jersey Devils4–6–1
12WFeb 11, 19953–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning5–6–1
13WFeb 15, 19952–1 @ Buffalo Sabres6–6–1
14TFeb 16, 19952–2 OT Montreal Canadiens6–6–2
15LFeb 18, 19952–5 @ Montreal Canadiens6–7–2
16WFeb 20, 19953–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning7–7–2
17WFeb 21, 19955–3 @ Florida Panthers8–7–2
18LFeb 24, 19951–2 Hartford Whalers8–8–2
19WFeb 26, 19954–2 @ Buffalo Sabres9–8–2
20TFeb 28, 19950–0 OT Florida Panthers9–8–3
21WMar 1, 19955–2 @ Hartford Whalers10–8–3
22WMar 3, 19955–3 Philadelphia Flyers11–8–3
23LMar 5, 19952–4 @ Washington Capitals11–9–3
24WMar 6, 19954–3 Ottawa Senators12–9–3
25WMar 8, 19956–4 New Jersey Devils13–9–3
26LMar 11, 19951–3 @ Montreal Canadiens13–10–3
27LMar 15, 19953–4 Philadelphia Flyers13–11–3
28LMar 18, 19951–4 @ Washington Capitals13–12–3
29LMar 22, 19952–5 New Jersey Devils13–13–3
30LMar 23, 19950–1 @ New York Islanders13–14–3
31LMar 25, 19951–2 @ Quebec Nordiques13–15–3
32LMar 30, 19954–5 Quebec Nordiques13–16–3
33WApr 1, 19953–2 @ Boston Bruins14–16–3
34LApr 2, 19952–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers14–17–3
35WApr 5, 19955–0 @ Florida Panthers15–17–3
36LApr 7, 19953–4 New York Islanders15–18–3
37LApr 9, 19950–2 @ New Jersey Devils15–19–3
38WApr 12, 19953–1 Buffalo Sabres16–19–3
39WApr 14, 19955–3 Boston Bruins17–19–3
40WApr 16, 19953–2 @ New York Islanders18–19–3
41LApr 18, 19955–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins18–20–3
42WApr 20, 19953–2 Hartford Whalers19–20–3
43LApr 23, 19954–5 @ Boston Bruins19–21–3
44WApr 24, 19955–4 Washington Capitals20–21–3
45WApr 26, 19956–4 Tampa Bay Lightning21–21–3
46LApr 28, 19952–4 New York Islanders21–22–3
47WApr 30, 19952–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers22–22–3
48LMay 2, 19953–4 Florida Panthers22–23–3

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

TransactionsEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Quebec vs. NY Rangers
Date Away Home
May 6 NY Rangers 4 5 Quebec
May 8 NY Rangers 8 3 Quebec
May 10 Quebec 3 4 NY Rangers
May 12 Quebec 2 3 NY Rangers OT
May 14 NY Rangers 2 4 Quebec
May 16 Quebec 2 4 NY Rangers
NY Rangers wins series 4–2
Philadelphia vs. NY Rangers
Date Away Home
May 21 NY Rangers 4 5 Philadelphia OT
May 22 NY Rangers 3 4 Philadelphia OT
May 24 Philadelphia 5 2 NY Rangers
May 26 Philadelphia 4 1 NY Rangers
Philadelphia wins series 4–0

ReferencesEdit

New York Rangers
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksHistory
Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 1994–95 New York Rangers season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki