QUEENS — Fifty lucky Rangers fans will be headed to Saturday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils in style, courtesy of Delta Airlines.
Delta is offering a free charter flight from LaGuardia Airport to Newark Airport on Saturday morning. Fans on the 17-minute flight will be accompanied by Rangers legends Rod Gilbert and Ron Duguay.
"This is the first time we have actually put together this fan charter, so we are pretty excited about it," Delta spokesperson Leslie Parker said. "We think everyone on the plane will have a lot of fun."
Game three ticket holders had until noon on Thursday to apply for a spot on the flight. Delta says they hope to announce the winners by Thursday evening.
The 126-seat plane also will carry kids and families from the Garden of Dreams foundation — a charitable organization associated with Madison Square Garden — as well as Delta staff headed to the game.
Passengers will meet at a gate decked out with Rangers swag for the 10 a.m. flight, and the Delta crew will be in Rangers red, white and blue as well. Saturday's game starts at 1 p.m. The best-of-seven series is tied at a game apiece.
"We are going all out," Parker said. "We are pretty excited."