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Rangers Fans Eager to Score Stanley Cup Tickets

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TWC News: Rangers Fans Take Early Shot at Scoring Tickets
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It's been two decades since the Rangers made it this far in the playoffs, and now with the Stanley Cup on the line, demand for tickets and merchandise is high. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report.

Rangers fans have been waiting 20 years for another Stanley Cup, so it's no surprise many are a little impatient for tickets to the finals.

"Being a Met, Rangers and Jets fan and Knicks fan I haven't seen a championship in my lifetime it's pretty big," said one Rangers fan.

Dozens lined up outside Madison Square Garden Thursday night only to find out tickets won't go on sale until Monday.

"I'm gonna buy try to buy tickets for every home game so that's the plan," said one die hard fan.

It's been a long drought. The Rangers last won the cup in 1994 and they haven't made it to the finals since.

"My dad once told me '94 was the best year of his life and it wasn't because I was born," said one Rangers fan.

Gene Perry has been a fan since he was five years old. He was at the Garden for the winning series in 1994.

"The front page of the New York Post said instead of 'Puck Yeah' it said tonight's the night we lost Game 5, lost Game 6, we won a dramatic Game 7 the rest is history," he said.

Meantime, there's no need to wait for Rangers merchandise. Fans started buying Eastern Conference Champions t-shirts and hats almost as soon as the Rangers beat Montreal Thursday night.

"My husband is a huge fan," said one woman at Modell's in Midtown. "Watching my husband cry last night was worth it."

The Rangers will either face the LA Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks in the finals.

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