VANCOUVER - NOVEMBER 16: Mark Messier #11 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck during the game against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place on November 16, 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks won 3-1.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/NHLI)

MSG is airing programming this week covering New York Rangers memorable Garden debuts.

Madison Square Garden Network has some exciting programming this week, bringing some of the best New York Rangers debuts at MSG.

Throughout the week, MSG will air games that feature the debuts of some of Rangerstown’s most popular Blueshirts. The debuts of Alexei Kovalev, Mark Messier, John Vanbiesbrouck, and more will be featured.

Tuesday, May 12

1 p.m. ET — Boston — Oct. 7, 1991
3 p.m. — Hartford — Oct. 12, 1992
8 p.m. — Boston — Oct. 7, 1991
12:30 p.m. — Hartford — Oct. 12, 1992

Wednesday, May 13

9 a.m. — Washington — Oct. 5, 2006
11 a.m. — Boston — March 17, 2007
10: 30 p.m. — Boston — March 17, 2007

Thursday, May 14

1 p.m. — Tampa Bay — Dec. 23, 2010
3 p.m. — Buffalo — Oct. 9, 2010
10:30 p.m. — Tampa Bay — Dec. 23, 2010

Friday, May 15

9 a.m. — Boston — Oct. 7, 1991
11 a.m. Montreal — March 25, 1984
8 p.m. — Boston — Oct. 7, 1991

The action kicks off on Tuesday and begins with the debut of the captain—Mark Messier The Rangers hosted the Boston Bruins on Oct. 7, 1991, and in that game, Messier recorded two assists in the team’s home opener.

Other debuts slated to air this week are John Vanbiesbrouck’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, Mats Zuccarello’s shootout winner in his debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Ryan Callahan scoring two goals against the Boston Bruins.

MSG will televise four debut games on Tuesday and three games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Rangers joined in the fun on Twitter, posting a video of some great players debuts. Messier, Vanbiesbrouck, and Brian Leetch.

Its time to see how the great careers of our favorite Rangers began in the World’s Most Famous Arena. Let’s relive so many wonderful beginnings.

A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at