THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY
Tuesday, March 27, 1990
Rangers win Patrick Division
The Rangers ended a 48-year division title drought, clinching the Patrick Division with a 7-4 win over the Quebec Nordiques in Quebec City. The Rangers (36-31-13) hadn't won the division since the 1941-42 season, when the NHL was only a seven-team league. Led by Mike Gartner (goal, two assists) and Kelly Kisio (three assists), the Rangers rallied from down 4-2 and scored five third-period goals against the 12-win Nordiques.
Rangers1 1 5 - 7
Nordiques1 3 0 - 4
First Period: Rangers: Nichols (Gartner, Horava), 2:50; Nordiques: Sakic (LaFleur, Sanipass), 18:17.
Second Period: Rangers: Mallette (Nicholls, Gartner), 0:57; Nordiques: Hough (Gillis), 4:07; Nordiques: Petit (Sakic, LaFleur), 13:55; Nordiques: Sakic (LaFleur, Sanipass), 19:51.
Third Period: Rangers: Patrick (Kisio), 5:27; Rangers: Mullen (Turcotte, Kisio), 8:03; Rangers: Gartner, 9:10; Rangers: Ogrodnick (Kisio), 11:26; Rangers: Broten (King), 5:16.
Goaltenders: Rangers: Richter - 27 saves; Nordiques: Tugnutt - 35 saves.