Carolina Hurricanes defeat New York Rangers, 5-1

The Rangers' struggles on the power play have given Ales Kotalik another chance.

Searching for answers after coming up empty in nearly six straight minutes of power-play time in Monday night's loss to Pittsburgh, John Tortorella will throw Kotalik back in the lineup Wednesday against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Garden hoping he'll help pick up a power play that is 3-for-32 over its last 10 games. Kotalik's blistering shot from the left point was a major force in boos...

Hurricanes 5, Rangers 1

The Rangers are skipping town today as fast as they possibly can, getting a head start on a Western swing they feel can't come quickly enough. Wednesday night, at least, their fans seemed to agree that there was nothing at the Garden worth sticking around for.

Those who did remain to watch the third period were just looking to get some shots in, as a few chanted "Refund!" and "Let's Go Yankees" as the seconds ticked away on another Ranger deba...