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'Rangers in 60' Marathon on Christmas Day

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
MSG Press Release


MSG Network today announced the unwrapping of five incredible hockey games to be telecast in the “Rangers in 60” format, which are condensed, hour-long versions of actual games. The Christmas Day marathon begins at 5:30 p.m and all five shows include exclusive interviews with Blueshirt legend Brian Leetch discussing those thrilling games.

Brian Leetch
Leetch, the Hall of Fame defenseman, sits down with MSG announcer Al Trautwig and offers his unique insight into games that range from his playing days to ones featuring the current roster. The interviews will air throughout the five “Rangers in 60” broadcasts.

The unforgettable chapters in team history include Adam Graves shooting his way to becoming the Rangers all-time single-season goal scorer during the 1994 season; Mike Richter becoming the all-time winningest goalie in team history in 2001; a tremendous game between the pipes by current netminder Henrik Lundqvist during the 2009 quaterfinals against Washington; and one of the most memorable moments in The World’s Most Famous Arena – Mark Messier lifting the team to victory during the 1994 playoffs after boldly guaranteeing a victory over the Devils.

“Those are the type of games as a player you just say, ‘Wow.’” Brian Leetch says during one of his interview segments. “What a performance by Mark. What a great hockey game.”

Christmas Day on MSG day will have something for everyone. Before the five episodes of “Rangers in 60,” the network will air a concert by the incomparable Frank Sinatra, two episodes of behind the scenes footage from the Jingle Ball rock shows will be aired – and all following that afternoon’s live Knicks game.

It all tips off at 11 a.m. with the premier of the latest installment of “The Mike D’Antoni Show presented by Mercedes-Benz”  followed by the “Chase Knicks Pre Game Show” before the Knicks take on the Miami Heat in The Garden at 12 p.m.

After the hoops action, stay tuned for the airing of “The Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2008” followed by “Frank Sinatra: The Main Event, Live from Madison Square Garden,” his classic October 1974 concert, and then “The Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009.”

Then, following the “Rangers in 60” episodes, the night then comes to a close with another helping of “The Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2008” followed by “Frank Sinatra: The Main Event, Live from Madison Square Garden,” his classic October 1974 concert, and then “The Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009.”

A full schedule of the Christmas Day Marathon airing Friday, December 25 is listed below:

MSG CHRISTMAS DAY MARATHON
Time Program
11 a.m. The Mike D’Antoni Show
11:30 a.m. Knicks Pregame
12 p.m. Miami Heat at New York Knicks
2:30 p.m. Knicks Postgame
3 p.m. The Mike D’Antoni Show
3:30 p.m. Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2008
4 p.m. Frank Sinatra’s The Main Event
5 p.m. Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009
5:30 p.m. Rangers in 60: Rangers at Edmonton -- Graves Scores #50 and #51 (3/23/94)
6:30 p.m. Rangers in 60: ’94 Eastern Conference Finals -- Game 6
Rangers at Devils: Messier’s “Guarantee” (5/25/94)
7:30 p.m. Rangers in 60: Toronto at Rangers
Richter passes Giacomin for all-time Rangers wins (1/18/01)
8:30 p.m. Rangers in 60: 2009 Eastern Conference Quarter-finals – Game 4
Rangers at Washington: Lundqvist 2-1 victory (4/22/09)
9:30 p.m. Rangers in 60: Columbus at Rangers
Gaborik 4-point game (11/23/09)(4/22/09)
10:30 p.m. Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009
11 p.m. Frank Sinatra’s The Main Event
12 a.m. Road to MSG: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2008
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