Carolina Hurricanes defeat New York Rangers, 2-1

HURRICANES 2, RANGERS 1

With the rink full of children catching a weekend matinee at the Garden Saturday, the Rangers had a 15-year-old girl sing the national anthem, a 13-year-old boy play electric guitar during stoppages and a $56 million hockey team play backup xylophone on the goal posts.

The Rangers reached the halfway point of their season Saturday, which gives them a whole other half to figure out how to put the puck in the net when given the opportunity. In a...