On This Date 11/16/1926
One year after the New York Americans joined the NHL, a hockey second team in New York debuts and takes over Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers are one of three new teams in the NHL based in the United States. The Rangers are owned and operated by promoter Tex Rickard who ran the Garden. The team name was a play on words Tex’s Rangers. Facing the defending Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Maroons, the Rangers win 1-0 on a goal by captain Bill Cook.