RANGERS vs. BLUES, 7 p.m.
Madison Square Garden
MSG Network, 98.7 FM
The Blueshirts could use "a deep breath," David Quinn said after their most recent match. After 6,499 hockey games, who couldn't?
The Rangers on Tuesday night will play the 6,500th regular-season game in the history of a franchise whose roots in New York stretch back 94 years, ever since Game No. 1 faced off on Nov. 16, 1926, at the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Ave. between 49th and 50th.
The Rangers were winners in that very first game, by a 1-0 score on a goal by Bun Cook to beat that year's defending Stanley Cup champions, the Montreal Maroons. In Game No. 6,500, the defending champs are coming to Broadway again.
In fact, as Ryan Strome pointed out, "We have the two last Stanley Cup champions coming in here." With the Washington Capitals on deck Thursday, on Tuesday it is the St. Louis Blues, 2019's champs, who come into Madison Square Garden -- and who are bringing their seven-game winning streak with them.