NHL-Profile of New York Rangers

May 29 (Reuters) - Brief profile on the New York Rangers, who won the National Hockey League's 2014 Eastern Conference title on Thursday to clinch a place in the Stanley Cup finals against either the Los Angeles Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks.

Founded: 1926

Home arena: Madison Square Garden, New York City

Regular season record: 45-31-6 (96 points)

How they qualified for the 2014 Stanley Cup:

Second in Metropolitan Division

Beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals

Beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in the Eastern Conference semi-finals

Beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in the Eastern Conference finals

Head coach: Alain Vigneault

Most goals in playoffs: Carl Hagelin, Martin St. Louis (6)

Most points in playoffs: Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh (13)

Stanley Cup Finals appearances: 11 (1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1940, 1950, 1972, 1979, 1994, 2014)

Stanley Cup championships: Four (1928, 1933, 1940, 1994) (Compiled by Julian Linden, editing by Nick Mulvenney)