A President’s Trophy remained lonely in the display case as the New York Rangers fell in the Eastern Conference Final. After finishing the regular season with the highest point total in the NHL, the Rangers could not reach the Stanley Cup Final, a place they reached in the previous season. Instead, the Rangers will have another long offseason, waiting for the chance to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994.
The Rangers won’t be without reminders of their failed journey during the 2014-15 season. They will open the 2015-16 regular season in Chicago against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks for the first game of the season. The Blackhawks will be raising a championship banner, their third since 2010, in a pre-game ceremony. This will mark the eighth season in a row with the Rangers opening the season on the road.
New York will play its first game at Madison Square Garden on October 10 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It will be the second game of a back-to-back, which sees those two teams face off in Columbus the previous night. Rangers tickets for the home opener currently start at $155 on the secondary market.
For the third home game of the regular season, the Rangers will play the New Jersey Devils in a day game. Rangers vs Devils tickets for the Sunday afternoon matchup on October 18 start at $108. Meanwhile, the Rangers will not host the New York Islanders until March 6 and will play the second of two home games a month later on April 7, the second to last regular season home game. Rangers vs Islanders tickets currently start at $127 for the first meeting and $117 for the second. They will meet for the first time at Barclays Center on December 2.