6/14/1994: The New York Rangers win their 1st Stanley Cup in 54 years; Vancouver riots ensue

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The New York Rangers end a 54 year cup drought

The 1993–94 season was a successful one for the New York Rangers, as coach Mike Keenan and captain Mark Messier led the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years.

The 1994 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot occurred in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the evening of June 14, 1994, and continued into the following morning. The riot followed Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals in which the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers. It was Vancouver’s first riot since 1972, when the tour opener for The Rolling Stones led to confrontations between the police and 2,000 fans outside the Pacific Coliseum