A look back: Messier's Guarantee

May, 24, 2012

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Mark Messier, joined by other members of the team, holds the Stanley Cup during the team's victory parade in New York Friday, June 17, 1994.

It was 18 years ago that Rangers captain Mark Messier made his iconic Game 6 guarantee -- a statement that dominated the back pages and set the stage for a magical 1994 Stanley Cup run.

With the Blueshirts facing elimination against the Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday, which player, if any, is feeling confident today?

For a look back at that watershed moment, read an archived copy of the story here.
Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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