Pittsburgh Penguins defeat New York Rangers, 5-2

The difference between the teams on the ice Monday night at Madison Square Garden was once again stark: Marian Gaborik has no one helping with the scoring load, while Mike Rupp has Sidney Crosby.

Or is that the other way around? Doesn't matter - while the Rangers and Penguins finished their home-and-home series with a game that was as exhilarating as the last one was lopsided, once again it was the other guys making the big plays. Gaborik scored twice last night and the...

The scoring has been absent, that much is plain to see. But that is not all that is disturbing the Rangers right now. As John Tortorella said, "We simply haven't gotten it done at key times with another big play, wherever it may be - offensively, defensively or goaltending."

It's that last part that the Rangers are unaccustomed to, and something Tortorella must not have anticipated when he arrived and called Henrik Lundqvist "the best in the league." This season, "the b...