The NHL celebrates 100 years on Tuesday

Our gallery looks back at pivotal moments in both the New York Rangers' and New York Islanders' histories.

During the 1940 season Turk Broda of the Toronto Maple Leafs gives a stick to the neck of Bryan Hextall of the New York Rangers.

Roy Boe, president of the newly formed Islanders, is shown holding the team's logo as he names the general manager, William A. Torrey, on Feb. 15, 1972, at the Dover House in Westbury, New York.

Islanders head coach Al Arbour celebrates the Stanley Cup victory in the locker room at Nassau Coliseum on May 30, 1983.


Bobby Nystrom of the Islanders celebrates after he scores the winning goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalkeeper Pete Peeters in overtime to win the Stanley Cup on May 24, 1980.

Bobby Nystrom and his wife, Michele, Mike Revien, Butch Goring, and other Islanders salute their fans during a victory parade down Hempstead Turnpike on May 19, 1982.

John Vanbiesbrouck, of the Rangers, blocks a shot during a game against the Devils at the Byrne (now, Meadowlands) Arena, Dec. 21, 1992.

Rangers' goalkeeper Mike Richter holds up the Stanley Cup after the Rangers won in game 7 against the Canucks at Madison Square Garden on June 14, 1994.

At Madison Square Garden, Wayne Gretzky skates around the ice to say goodbye to the fans after his last game in the NHL on April 18, 1999.

Rangers Mark Messier celebrates scoring his goal with teammate Jason MacDonald as the Islanders played the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003.

John Tavares (#91), of the New York Islanders, skates against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on Sept. 21, 2013, in Brooklyn. The game was the first professional hockey match to be held in the arena and became the new home for the Islanders at the start of the 2015-2016 season.

Henrik Lundqvist (#30), of the New York Rangers, makes a save in the first period against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Manhattan.