Montreal Canadiens defeat New York Rangers, 3-1

Whenever the Rangers have been good this season, they haven't been good for very long.

So why should Tuesday night have been any different?

Coming off a crisp weekend of back-to-back desperation wins, and knowing there was a chance they could be back in the Eastern Conference playoff picture come night's end, the Rangers stepped into their home rink and put on a display that took turns between punchless and downright clueless. Their 3-1 Garden loss to the Montreal Canad...

Immaturity, inconsistency - call it what you want, it all ends with the Rangers' backs against the wall.

The Rangers' fiery head coach wasn't exactly seeing his team's shortcomings eye-to-eye with his even-keeled captain Wednesday, a day after a frustrated Chris Drury cited "immaturity" as the source of the Blueshirts' maddening inconsistency all season long. Not that the coach had much to say, or any of it good, in the wake of the Rangers' ugly Garden loss to Montreal ...