New York Rangers defeat Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2

Showing that the Rangers' wit is about as razor-sharp as their 10th-place hockey team, that fan marriage proposal gone horribly wrong on Sunday at the Garden turned out Monday to be a wisecrack gone dismally right.

When a woman sitting at the Seventh Ave. end during Sunday's Rangers-Lightning walked out of the arena on a man who ostensibly had asked her to marry him on the Gardenvision screen, it looked like a brutal turn in a relationship played out in agonizing public...

RANGERS 5, LIGHTNING 2

It was breakup day at the Garden Sunday, in more ways than one.

The Rangers' shop is closed for the next two weeks, their season sent into happy hiatus on the strength of five unanswered goals in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning that came without the stitched-up Marian Gaborik and Michael Del Zotto. Sean Avery's goal on a penalty shot early in the second period got the Rangers turned around following another sorry start, and Er...