St. Louis Blues defeat New York Rangers, 4-3

Given what the crowd at the Garden has seen from its hockey team this season, it's hard to blame the fans for sounding like their heads were spinning in the third period Thursday night, when they didn't know whether to stand and cheer or boo everything.

The Rangers squandered two points Thursday night that they desperately needed and should have been able to take. And with them, they wasted a critical opportunity to gain ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Th...