Former New York Knicks basketball player Willis Reed; Hank Ratner, president and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company; Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo; Jim Dolan, president and CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; and former New York Rangers hockey player Mark Messier cut a ribbon at a press conference announcing the completion of three-year, $1 Billion dollar face lift to Madison Square Garden on October 24, 2013 in New York City.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday