THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY
Monday, Jan. 6, 1992
Nemchinov leads Rangers past Jets
Sergei Nemchinov had a goal and two assists as the Rangers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2. Mike Gartner added a goal and an assist, and Jeff Beukeboom and John Ogrodnick also scored for the Rangers (27-15-1). Mike Richter made 31 saves for the Blueshirts, who won the Presidents' Trophy that season as the NHL's top team with a league-best 105 points, and a 50-25-5 record. The Patrick Division champs beat New Jersey, 4-3, in a first-round series, but lost to Pittsburgh, 4-2, in the conference semifinals. Two seasons later, the Rangers won another Presidents' Trophy, but more importantly, they captured their first Stanley Cup since 1940 when they topped Vancouver in seven games.