22 years ago today, the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup

The waiting was over!

Not too long ago, the New York Rangers came close to appearing in back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals. Before this year's first round loss, they'd made the third round of the playoffs in three out of four years - which is a hell of a feat, even if it hasn't resulted in the ultimate prize.

It has been 22 years since that ultimate prize has been won. Sure, there are other milestones to look back on as well - that guarantee, in particular, really stands out - but nothing is really quite as great as that moment in which you actually win.

So while the Rangers' divisional rivals have taken the prize this year, we can still celebrate the Rangers' lone June victory. Their first three Stanley Cups came back when the Final was played in April; 22 years ago today, they won their fourth.

That delay in the final few seconds? Even coupled with the anxiety of the Vancouver Canucks somehow pulling it out - so, so well worth it. To be able to win Game 7 on home ice in dramatic fashion, and then lift the Cup in front of and celebrate with your fans - not many get that chance.

But on this day 22 years ago, the Rangers did.