New York Rangers defeat Dallas Stars, 5-2

RANGERS 5, STARS 2 Sean Avery wouldn't admit it, but he really didn't have to.

The Ranger winger made it obvious how badly he wanted to stick it to his former team Wednesday night at the Garden - and did he ever pull it off.

Had Avery thrown a few of these games into the mix during his brief and hopeless run in Dallas, perhaps the Stars wouldn't have found themselves quite so offended by the crude behavior that earned him his walking papers last December, just two mo...

Mike Modano was not shy about saying he was glad to see Sean Avery go, but he said it is good that the antagonistic Ranger is back in hockey.

Last season, when the Stars cut ties with Avery just 23 games into his four-year contract because he made crude remarks about a former girlfriend to the press, the Stars' veteran center basically said Avery did not fit the character of the team. Wednesday, Modano and the Stars visit the Garden to face the reformed Avery for the fi...