Back in the early days of NHL expansion, old guard teams from the "Original Six" era continued to dominate league play. Two of the these hockey heavyweights, the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers collided in the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals, with the boys from Boston coming out on top after six games. Both teams had steamrolled or should we say zambonied their way through two preliminary playoff rounds to reach the finals, with the Bruins going 8-1 and the Rangers 8-2.
Through the three rounds of 1972 postseason play, the Rangers hosted a total of eight games at venerable Madison Square Garden, with the last one being the Game 6 clincher in the Finals. From their penultimate home playoff game comes this scarce 5/7/72 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 ticket stub. A rare treat indeed, vintage hockey stubs such as this one are very hard to come by. This right-end stub identifies itself with the letters "RDEN and N.Y." visible at top left, the designation ""Game R7" at bottom center and "1972 Stanley Cup Playoffs" at top center. Moderately worn, but fully distinguishable, this ancient big game souvenir rates as (FR-GD).