New York Rangers Lady Liberty fun facts

The New York Rangers are bringing back Lady Liberty for the first time since 2007! It was on the night of March, 19th in a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins that Jaromir Jagr scored the winner in the last minute of regulation.

NYR Lady Liberty Fun Facts

The first time the Rangers ever wore Lady Liberty was on 1/13/97 against the NY Islanders. Unfortunately it was a 4-2 loss.

The first time they wore the white Lady Liberty jersey was on 10/16/98 versus the NJ Devils. Sadly, another loss – this time 2-1.

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Gretzky wearing Lady Liberty (Robert Laberge /Allsport)

Of course, there’s plenty of good stuff that happened with Lady Liberty on proud display. How about Wayne Gretzky’s final hat-trick of his career in the playoffs against the the Flyers on 5/18/97.

On 10/15/05, Henrik Lundqvist played his second NHL game as the Rangers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 5-1 and the “HEN-RIK” chant was born. Or what about the greatest shootout in history where Marek Malik scored a between the legs beauty in the 15th round against Capitals on 11/26/05.