New York Rangers defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2

NEW YORK - The NHL season half over, coach Claude Julien sounded like a man who views his team’s effort as only half full - and even less satisfying.

Last season’s Jack Adams Award winner as the NHL’s coach of the year sounded fed up.

“We can’t think we are going to win hockey games playing the way we are,’’ Julien said after last night’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in which the Bruins performed listlessly for more than two periods. “We are just sho...

NEW YORK - Looking every bit the part of visiting rubes, the Bruins suffered a Jack Lemmon-like out-of-towner’s nightmare last night at Madison Square Garden. Not only did they play poorly, losing to the Rangers, 3-2, but they also lost the services of savvy slot man Patrice Bergeron to a hand injury, possibly a fracture, that today will have him return to Boston while teammates get ready to play in Ottawa.

Bergeron, the club’s MVP this season, exited in the second peri...