Colorado Avalanche defeat New York Rangers, 3-1

To their credit, the Rangers aren't using the fact that they're shorthanded due to injuries as an excuse.

But what's happening when they're shorthanded on the ice is inexcusable.

Monday night, for the third straight game, a late power-play goal proved to be the Rangers' undoing, as Chris Stewart's second tally of the night with a man advantage snapped a tie in the third period and sent the Colorado Avalanche on its way to a 3-1 victory at the Garden.

"It's a tough on...

With Marian Gaborik out for up to a month with a separated shoulder, Chris Drury out for six weeks with his left index finger broken for the second time this season and Vinny Prospal out indefinitely as he awaits knee surgery Tuesday, the Rangers are forced to shuffle their lineup.

Sunday, John Tortorella revealed the line combinations he'll use Monday night at the Garden against the Colorado Avalanche, as the Rangers begin their quest to survive without their leading s...