The Rangers played their first Sunday regular season home game at MSG on December 12, 1926.
Their opponent for this first Sunday outing in Manhattan were the Boston Bruins.
Writing in The New York Times, Seabury Lawrence's opening paragraph provides a capsule summary of how the evening went:
More pulsating, extra period hockey was played at Madison Square Garden last night, where a crowd of 10,0000 persons saw the swift New York Rangers defeat the Boston Bruins by a 2-1 score in a game that bristled with action and fiery attack from start to finish.
The above description reads like it could apply to Sunday's tilt between New York and Montreal.
Martin St. Louis overtime goal against Dustin Tobarski made it one more special hockey game played at Madison Square Garden on a Sunday.