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1991–92 New York Rangers · NHL
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1991–92 record 50–25–5
Home record 28–8–4
Road record 22–17–1
Goals for 321
Goals against 246
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Roger Neilson
Captain Mark Messier
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (40)
Assists Brian Leetch (80)
Points Mark Messier (107)
Penalties in minutes Tie Domi (246)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (27)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (2.85)
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1990–91 1992–93

The 1991–92 New York Rangers season was the 66th season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers finished 1st in the Patrick Division and the league and lost in the Division Finals to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 15. Alexei Kovalev Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union HC Dynamo Moscow (Russian Super League)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The 1991–92 season was Mark Messier's first in New York, having arrived from the Edmonton Oilers via trade on October 5, 1991. He scored 35 goals and 72 assists for 107 points, winning his second Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player. Rangers defenceman Brian Leetch had a spectacular season, leading all rearguards in the NHL in scoring (22 goals and 80 assists for 102 points) and receiving the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenceman. The Rangers, along with the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, had five 30-goal scorers. New York was not shut out in any of their 80 regular-season games.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 80 50 25 5 321 246 105
Washington Capitals 80 45 27 8 330 275 98
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 39 32 9 343 308 87
New Jersey Devils 80 38 31 11 289 259 87
New York Islanders 80 34 35 11 291 299 79
Philadelphia Flyers 80 32 37 11 252 273 75

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 3, 1991 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1991–92) 0–1–0
2 W October 5, 1991 2–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 1–1–0
3 W October 7, 1991 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (1991–92) 2–1–0
4 W October 9, 1991 5–3 New York Islanders (1991–92) 3–1–0
5 L October 11, 1991 1–5 @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 3–2–0
6 L October 12, 1991 2–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 3–3–0
7 L October 14, 1991 3–5 Washington Capitals (1991–92) 3–4–0
8 W October 16, 1991 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 4–4–0
9 W October 19, 1991 5–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 5–4–0
10 L October 20, 1991 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 5–5–0
11 W October 23, 1991 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 6–5–0
12 W October 26, 1991 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 7–5–0
13 W October 29, 1991 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 8–5–0
14 W October 31, 1991 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 9–5–0
15 W November 2, 1991 4–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 10–5–0
16 W November 4, 1991 4–0 Calgary Flames (1991–92) 11–5–0
17 L November 6, 1991 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 11–6–0
18 T November 8, 1991 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1991–92) 11–6–1
19 W November 11, 1991 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 12–6–1
20 L November 13, 1991 3–5 Washington Capitals (1991–92) 12–7–1
21 L November 16, 1991 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 12–8–1
22 W November 19, 1991 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 13–8–1
23 L November 21, 1991 1–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 13–9–1
24 W November 23, 1991 3–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 14–9–1
25 L November 27, 1991 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1991–92) 14–10–1
26 W November 29, 1991 5–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 15–10–1
27 W December 2, 1991 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 16–10–1
28 L December 6, 1991 5–6 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 16–11–1
29 W December 8, 1991 4–0 Boston Bruins (1991–92) 17–11–1
30 L December 10, 1991 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 17–12–1
31 W December 13, 1991 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 18–12–1
32 W December 14, 1991 6–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 19–12–1
33 W December 16, 1991 4–3 OT San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 20–12–1
34 W December 18, 1991 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 21–12–1
35 W December 21, 1991 7–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 22–12–1
36 W December 23, 1991 3–0 New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 23–12–1
37 W December 26, 1991 8–6 @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 24–12–1
38 L December 28, 1991 4–5 @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 24–13–1
39 L December 29, 1991 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 24–14–1
40 W December 31, 1991 5–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1991–92) 25–14–1
41 W January 2, 1992 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 26–14–1
42 L January 4, 1992 4–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 26–15–1
43 W January 6, 1992 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1991–92) 27–15–1
44 L January 8, 1992 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 27–16–1
45 W January 11, 1992 7–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 28–16–1
46 L January 12, 1992 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 28–17–1
47 W January 14, 1992 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 29–17–1
48 W January 16, 1992 6–4 Calgary Flames (1991–92) 30–17–1
49 T January 22, 1992 4–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1991–92) 30–17–2
50 W January 23, 1992 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 31–17–2
51 W January 28, 1992 4–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 32–17–2
52 W January 30, 1992 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 33–17–2
53 W February 1, 1992 2–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 34–17–2
54 W February 5, 1992 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 35–17–2
55 L February 7, 1992 2–6 @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 35–18–2
56 T February 9, 1992 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 35–18–3
57 W February 12, 1992 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 36–18–3
58 W February 14, 1992 9–2 New York Islanders (1991–92) 37–18–3
59 L February 16, 1992 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 37–19–3
60 T February 17, 1992 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 37–19–4
61 L February 20, 1992 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 37–20–4
62 W February 21, 1992 5–4 Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 38–20–4
63 W February 23, 1992 2–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 39–20–4
64 W February 25, 1992 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 40–20–4
65 W March 1, 1992 9–4 Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 41–20–4
66 W March 2, 1992 7–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 42–20–4
67 L March 4, 1992 4–5 New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 42–21–4
68 L March 7, 1992 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 42–22–4
69 L March 9, 1992 2–5 Washington Capitals (1991–92) 42–23–4
70 W March 11, 1992 7–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 43–23–4
71 W March 14, 1992 6–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 44–23–4
72 W March 16, 1992 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 45–23–4
73 T March 18, 1992 1–1 OT New York Islanders (1991–92) 45–23–5
74 W March 20, 1992 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 46–23–5
75 W March 22, 1992 6–3 New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 47–23–5
76 W March 24, 1992 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 48–23–5
77 W March 25, 1992 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 49–23–5
78 L March 28, 1992 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 49–24–5
79 L April 15, 1992 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1991–92) 49–25–5
80 W April 16, 1992 7–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 50–25–5

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 4, New Jersey Devils 3[edit | edit source]

NY Rangers vs. New Jersey
Date Away Home
April 19 New Jersey 1 2 NY Rangers
April 21 New Jersey 7 3 NY Rangers
April 23 NY Rangers 1 3 New Jersey
April 25 NY Rangers 3 0 New Jersey
April 27 New Jersey 5 8 NY Rangers
April 29 NY Rangers 3 5 New Jersey
May 1 New Jersey 4 8 NY Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Date Away Home
May 3 Pittsburgh 4 2 NY Rangers
May 5 Pittsburgh 2 4 NY Rangers
May 7 NY Rangers 6 5 Pittsburgh OT
May 9 NY Rangers 4 5 Pittsburgh OT
May 11 Pittsburgh 3 2 NY Rangers
May 13 NY Rangers 1 5 Pittsburgh

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Mark Messier 79 35 72 107 76
Mike Gartner 76 40 41 81 55
Tony Amonte 79 35 34 69 55
Adam Graves 80 26 33 59 139
Sergei Nemchinov 73 30 28 58 15
Darren Turcotte 71 30 23 53 57
John Ogrodnick 55 17 13 30 22
Doug Weight 53 8 22 30 23
Paul Broten 74 13 15 28 102
Kris King 79 10 9 19 224
Tim Kerr 32 7 11 18 12
Jan Erixon 46 8 9 17 4

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Brian Leetch 80 22 80 102 26
James Patrick 80 14 57 71 54
Par Djoos 50 1 18 19 40
Joe Cirella 67 3 12 15 121

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
John Vanbiesbrouck 45 27 13 3 2 2.85
Mike Richter 41 23 12 2 3 3.11

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1991–92 New York Rangers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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