THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Wednesday, March 4, 1970

Rangers' shutout streak ends

The Rangers lost to the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, before a crowd of 17,250 at Madison Square Garden. It was the first time the Rangers had been shut in an NHL-record 126 games. Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio scored for the Red Wings, both on power plays. The Rangers outshot the Wings 37-30 but were 0-for-5 on power plays. They would finish the season 38-22-16 for 92 points, fourth in the East Division, but lost to the Boston Bruins in six games in the quarterfinals. The Bruins went on to win the Stanley Cup, sweeping Chicago in the semifinals and St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Finals.

More Rangers