NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mark Messier recounted the famous guarantee he made in 1994 when he said the Rangers would beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
“It was a great moment,” Messier told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “It was something that we were facing a do-or-die situation there. I knew how close we were to the Stanley Cup. At that moment, it was something that I wanted to show the guys how much confidence I had in our team because we had proven it all year.”READ MORE: Police Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Making Anti-Asian Statements Toward Woman At Upper East Side Subway Station
Messier called that series against the Devils “maybe one of the best series” he ever played in.READ MORE: COVID Hospitalizations Across Tri-State Area Reach Lowest Point In 4 Months
Of course, the Blueshirts went on to win that series as well as the Stanely Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks, ending the Rangers’ 54-year title drought.
“It was really a collaboration,” Messier said. “We had a great team, great camraderie, we had great chemistry, unbelievable character on our team, and we were very much a part of the whole fabric of the city. And I think because of it, it was something that we were able to share with the entire city and something it had been waiting for for a long time.”MORE NEWS: Runway Renovations Underway At Newark Airport As Part Of $84.2 Million Project
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