Eighteen years ago, Mark Messier set the stage for one of sports' most dramatic moments.
On the eve of the New York Rangers' must-win Game 6 against the Devils in New Jersey in the 1994 Eastern Conference finals, Messier guaranteed his team would force a deciding contest back at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers not only won, Messier backed up his promise with a hat trick.
Fast-forward to now. The teams once more head to a Game 6, in New Jersey on Saturday night, with the Rangers - again the East's top team - down three games to two, needing a win to stay alive.