The Ottawa Senators And New York Rangers Have History

It’s easy to forget that the Senators have won 11 Stanley Cups, most recently in 1927, when the New York Rangers were just entering the league as an expansion team. These were the original Senators, who after 1933-34 moved to St. Louis as the ‘Eagles’ (named for the bird in Budweiser’s famed logo) where they lasted just one season, undermined by travel costs for long train rides to Canada… but that’s another story.

In the 1929-1930 season, the Senators made a modification to their jerseys, adding an “O” logo to the chest of their jerseys. The club had last worn an “O” back in 1901 when they shared jerseys with the Ottawa Football Club. Eww!

In 1930, the Senators met the New York Rangers in a first-round, two-game, total-goals series. The first ended in a 1-1 tie in Ottawa, meaning that Game 2 at Madison Square Garden would be decisive. About 15,000 fans showed up on March 23rd and saw the Rangers win, 5-2, extending a 2-1 lead with three goals in just over three minutes early in the third period. The Rangers’ play-off run didn’t last long after that. They were swept by the Canadiens in a best-of-three series.

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