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Fans invited back on the bus to support Rangers

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

There's nothing like the view from the Rangers Playoff Road Tour double-decker buses. Experience it for yourself Tuesday.

The popular Rangers Playoff Road Tour, featuring hundreds of fans screaming "Let's Go Rangers" from the top of double-decker buses, has returned for the Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Sabres.

Fans will again have a chance to show the entire city their love for the Blueshirts prior to Game 4 at Madison Square Garden. Buses. It's a great way for the Garden Faithful to fire themselves up before games, and it certainly catches the attention of their fellow New Yorkers, who marvel at the passion displayed by those on the buses.

For Tuesday's Game 4, buses will be parked on the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 31st Street by 4 p.m., at which time fans are invited to line up and begin reserving their spots on the bus.

The Game 4 bus tour will feature two special guests -- Rangers greats Ron Greschner and Nick Fotiu -- who will greet fans at the pregame event.

The buses begin boarding at 5 p.m.. Each person on the buses have a chance to receive a pair of tickets to Game 4. One lucky fan on each bus will be randomly selected to receive the pair of tickets and then will be able to enter the arena.

Even fans who don't win the Game 4 tickets won't have to come away empty-handed, because Rangers merchandise, including towels, t-shirts and hats, will also be given away to fans on the buses.

The buses will head up to Times Square at 5:10 p.m. – just under two hours before the game begins. Between 5:30 and 6:15, the buses will drive laps around Times Square, giving the fans on top of the bus to chant "Let's Go Rangers" in the heart of New York City.

Upon returning from the trip up to Times Square, the lucky fan on each bus who receives the playoff tickets will be announced.

The Playoff Road Tour was a huge hit prior to Games 3 and 4 of the Rangers' first-round series against Atlanta, and the experience was big lift for the fans who participated as they arrived at the game even more fired up to cheer the Blueshirts to a sweep of the Thrashers. It continued to serve as a good luck charm prior to Game 3 of the Buffalo series, which the Rangers won in double-overtime.
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