THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY
Friday, March 29, 1929
Rangers dethroned by the Bruins
In the first Stanley Cup final game ever played at Madison Square Garden, the defending champion Rangers fell to the Boston Bruins, 2-1. Bill Carson's goal with 1:58 left in the third period was the winner. Carson was assisted by Harry Oliver, who had scored Boston's first goal. The Bruins, a fifth-year team, won both games of the series (2-0 in Game 1) to earn their first Stanley Cup. The game was also the first Cup final between two American-based teams. The Rangers, who went 21-13-10, had beaten the New York Americans and the Toronto Maple Leafs to reach the final.