The series ran to the last possible game, seven, with the Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks each coming into the game with three wins a piece. The Rangers won the game.
The game was the highest-rated hockey game on cable television. Nationally, and internationally, the game was broadcast on ESPN. However, in New York City, the MSG Network had local rights to the Rangers games, so ESPN was blacked out for the game.
In the evening after the game, between 50,000 to 70,000 people gathered in Down-town Vancouver. This eventually developed into a riot. The riot continued into the next morning. It was estimated to have caused CAN$ 1.1 Million, and as many as 200 people injured, with at last one critically injured. Happily there were no deaths.
In New York, the celebrations were peaceful, but there was concern due to the riots in Vancouver. On June 17, 1994, a parade was held, with no significant incidents. The aftermath in New York City, was marked with no reports of violence, or arrests related to the Stanley Cup.