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New York Rangers Playoff History: 1992

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
In 1992, during Mark Messier's first season as team captain, the Rangers advanced to the Patrick Division Finals after finishing first in the division during the 1991-92 regular season. The playoff run included a seven-game series win over New Jersey in the division semifinals.


Here is a summary look back at the Blueshirts' 1992 playoff run:

Totals Games: 13
Record: 6-7
Goals Scored: 47
Goals Against: 49
Defeated: New Jersey
Eliminated by: Pittsburgh (eventual champion)
Leading scorer: Mike Gartner, 16 points
Most goals: Gartner, 8
Goaltenders: Mike Richter (started 7 games), John Vanbiesbrouck (started 6 games)

GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS:

Patrick Division Semifinals: Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils
1 Apr. 19 New Jersey 2-1 W
2 Apr. 21 New Jersey 3-7 L
3 Apr. 23 at New Jersey 1-3 L
4 Apr. 25 at New Jersey 3-0 W
5 Apr. 27 New Jersey 6-5 W
6 Apr. 29 at New Jersey 3-5 L
7 May 1 New Jersey 8-4 W

Patrick Division Finals: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
1 May 3 Pittsburgh 2-4 L
2 May 5 Pittsburgh 4-2 W
3 May 7 at Pittsburgh 6-5 W (OT, won by Kris King at 1:29)
4 May 9 at Pittsburgh 4-5 L (OT)
5 May 11 Pittsburgh 2-3 L
6 May 13 at Pittsburgh 1-5 L

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