New York Rangers defeat Colorado Avalanche, 3-1

DENVER - Marian Gaborik has exactly twice as many hat tricks as Chad Johnson has games of NHL experience.

But the superstar and the rookie will be happy to share credit for the crucial two points the Rangers earned Sunday night.

Gaborik staged a sublime performance and Johnson one he will never forget, a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche that snapped the Rangers' five-game skid and gave the rookie goaltender his first NHL victory. Pressed into action for a second ...