Philly gave a respectful clap when Brodeur broke the wins record, iirc.
Anyone who would clap for Hank or the Rangers is out of their mind. The difference between the Red Sox and the Devils, is that given the opportunity, the Rangers would exterminate the Devils if they could. Wipe them off the face of the earth. With Red Sox/Yankees, you don't have that. They hate each other, but would greatly miss the rivalry/each other. The Rangers don't respect us, and certainly wouldn't miss us upstaging them time and time again.
The Red Sox/Yankees perceive each other as iconic franchises. The Rangers perceive the Devils as pests, as rebels.