New York Rangers Milestones: Blueshirts need just three more goals to hit 20,000 for the franchise

The New York Rangers are just three goals shy of 20,000 tallies in franchise history. From Bill Cook’s first goal against the Montreal Maroons in the team’s first ever game to Matt Puempel’s marker against the Flyers it’s all listed below.

So which Blueshirt will add his name to the history books? Could it be Artemi Panarin who will be playing in his 100th game as a Ranger? Or what about Vitali Kravtsov maybe scoring an incredible first NHL goal for 20000? The possibilities are intriguing. One thing seems certain, unless the Devils give up only two goals to the Blueshirts in the next four games it will come against them.

That makes the Flyers pretty happy as they’ve had the honor four times already on goals 9000, 17000, 18000, and 19000. This will likely be the Devils third time on this list. Eric Lindros scored franchise marker 16000 against them in 2002.

MILESTONE GOALS IN RANGERS HISTORY

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Blackwood kept the Rangers at bay (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

1: Nov. 16, 1926 vs. Montreal Maroons (first game in franchise history) scored by Bill Cook, assisted by Fred “Bun” Cook.

100: Nov. 17, 1927 vs. Ottawa Senato scored by Frank Boucher, assisted by Bun Cook.

1,000: Feb. 14, 1935 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs scored by Bill Cook, assisted by Frank Boucher

2,000: Nov. 7, 1942 vs. Montreal Canadiens scored by Bryan Hextall Sr., assisted by Lynn Patrick and Phil Watson

3,000: Dec. 15, 1948 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs scored by Tony Leswick, assisted by Pentti Lund and Edgar Laprade

4,000: Dec. 16, 1954 at Montreal Canadiens scored by Danny Lewicki, assisted by Andy Bathgate and Don Raleigh

5,000: Jan. 30, 1960 at Toronto Maple Leafs scored by Dean Prentice, assisted by Lou Fontinato and Andy Bathgate

6,000: Mar. 6, 1965 at Montreal Canadiens scored by Rod Gilbert, assisted by Jean Ratelle

7,000: Jan. 14, 1970 at Toronto Maple Leafs scored by Arnie Brown, assisted by Dave Balon and Walt Tkaczuk

8,000: Oct. 14, 1973 vs. Los Angeles Kings scored by Mike Murphy, assisted by Gene Carr and Tom Williams

9,000: Dec. 22, 1976 vs. Philadelphia Flyers scored by Carol Vadnais, assisted by Rod Gilbert and Steve Vickers

10,000: Mar. 15, 1980 at Toronto Maple Leafs scored by Ulf Nilsson (unassisted)

11,000: Oct. 15, 1983 at St. Louis Blues scored by Peter Sundstrom, assisted by Don Maloney and Pierre Larouche

12,000: Dec. 23, 1986 vs. New Jersey Devils scored by Tony McKegney, assisted by Mike Ridley and Kelly Miller

13,000: Mar. 2, 1990 vs. New York Islanders scored by John Ogrodnick, assisted by Brian Mullen and Brian Leetch

14,000: Oct. 13, 1993 vs. Quebec Nordiques scored by Mike Gartner, assisted by Adam Graves and Mark Messier

15,000: Nov. 16, 1997 vs. Colorado Avalanche scored by Tim Sweeney, assisted by Pat LaFontaine and Jeff Finley

16,000: Feb. 26, 2002 vs. New Jersey Devils scored by Eric Lindros, assisted by Theo Fleury and Brian Leetch

17,000: Nov. 5, 2007 vs. Philadelphia Flyers scored by Jaromir Jagr, assisted by Dan Girardi and Scott Gomez

18,000: Feb. 11, 2012 at Philadelphia Flyers scored by Ryan Callahan, assisted by Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards

19,000: Nov. 25, 2016 at Philadelphia Flyers scored by Matt Puempel, assisted by Jimmy Vesey and Josh Jooris

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