RANGERS vs. JETS
2019 Opening Night
Madison Square Garden
MSG Network, 98.7 FM
After the Draft Lottery and Draft day itself, after the trades and the signings, Traverse City and Training Camp, after all the building throughout a summertime on Broadway, it was the Rangers' new 18-year-old prodigy who said it simplest, and best:
"It was a long summer," said Kaapo Kakko. "But it's time to play hockey."
All those added pieces, and all the Rangers' returning ones, have been exciting only on paper these past few months; on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, they're finally on the ice. The Blueshirts are back, ready to raise the curtain on their 2019-20 season at their home rink, Game 1 of 82 coming against a Winnipeg Jets team that witnessed its own share of sweeping changes during the summer.