New York Islanders defeat New York Rangers, 3-1

The Rangers' two most important players were nowhere to be found at practice Tuesday, both held off the ice for collisions of much different kinds that were frightening for far different reasons.

Henrik Lundqvist was driving to practice Tuesday on the northbound side of a rain-soaked Saw Mill River Parkway when his car lost the road and hit a guardrail off the shoulder. Lundqvist was unhurt, and no other cars were involved, the team said, giving no indication that he sh...

Perhaps if Marian Gaborik had been there Wednesday night, a few of those Ranger shots find the back of the net instead of the cold iron. And perhaps that masks all the battles they lost, all the pucks they handed back in neutral ice, all the startling lack of offensive polish with their best player sidelined.

Playing for the first time without their injured superstar, the Rangers turned in their most uninspired 60 minutes of the season, and the Islanders - characteristi...