NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers honored Hall of Fame center Jean Ratelle by retiring his No. 19.A banner with his name and number was raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night in a ceremony before the Rangers hosted the Detroit Red WingsRatelle had 336 goals and 481 assists in 861 games over parts of 16 seasons in New York before he was traded to Boston in November 1975 and finished his career with the Bruins in 1981. With the Rangers Colorado Avalanche T-Shirts Womens , he famously centered a line with Vic Hadfield and Rod Gilbert – dubbed the GAG Line for goal a game.Ratelle received a rousing ovation when he was announced and walked out on the red carpet on the ice, and then again when he was called up to the podium by Gilbert.”This is incredible,” the 77-year-old Ratelle said. ”It is an honor and privilege to see my sweater raised up to the rafters here at Madison Square Garden.”Ratelle, inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985, became the ninth player to have his number retired by the Rangers, joining Ed Giacomin (1), Brian Leetch (2), Harry Howell (3), Gilbert (7), Adam Graves (9), Andy Bathgate (9), Mark Messier (11) and Mike Richter (35).Giacomin, Leetch, Graves, Messier and Richer also attended the ceremony Colorado Avalanche Hoodies Womens , while Howell and Bathgate were represented by family members. Some of Ratelle’s former teammates were also present, including Brad Park, Rod Seiling, Gilles Villemure, Bob Plager and their coach, 91-year-old Emile Francis.Ratelle still ranks second on the Rangers’ franchise goals list, third for assists and points (817), and sixth in games played. He and Gilbert are the only players in the top three on the team list for goals, assists and points.The GAG Line’s big season was in 1971-72 when they finished third, fourth and fifth in the league in points. Ratelle, who suffered an ankle injury late in the season, and Hadfield became the first two Rangers to reach 100 points. Hadfield was the first Rangers player to score 50 goals that season, with Ratelle’s 109 points setting a franchise record that stood until Jaromir Jagr had 123 in 2005-06.”I had the best seat in the house,” Francis said. ”The GAG Line was the best line in Rangers history, and Jean was one of the greatest players both on and off the ice.”Ratell was presented with a specially inscribed commemorative watch Colorado Avalanche Hats Womens , a framed No. 19 game-worn jersey, and a custom set of golf clubs with a white bag with the Rangers logo on it.At the end of the ceremony, Gilbert announced the Rangers would honor Hadfield next season and raise his No. 11 to the rafters, Hadfield got emotional and the fans gave him a big ovation.When the Rangers skated out for pregame warmups they were all wearing No. 19 jerseys with Ratelle’s name on the back.—Follow Vin Cherwoo at www.twitter.com/VinCherwooAP— ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn wasted little time in providing a much-needed spark on home ice.Schenn scored twice and Vince Dunn had a career-high three assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Thursday night.Schenn’s fight with Gabriel Landeskog three seconds into the game set the tone.”I thought we’d been a little bit flat at home lately,” Schenn said. ”You can try and start different ways, try to be physical early or offensive early. … I don’t do it often, but it’s part of the game and it’s good to get one every once in a while.”Blues coach Mike Yeo knew something was brewing when Patrik Berglund lined up to take the opening faceoff instead of Schenn.”I know people have different opinions of fighting in the game or whatever, but it sends a message to your team,” Yeo said.Landeskog was also trying to give the Avalanche a spark.”We’ve got to be better on the road so I figure, `start off the road trip and set the tone,’ and that was really it,” Landeskog said. ”He asked me and I didn’t have one this year so why not?”Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, and Ivan Barbashev, Kyle Brodziak and Alex Pietrangelo also scored. The Blues scored more than four goals for the first time since Dec. 9 as 13 of the team’s 18 skaters had at least one point.Carter Hutton made 23 saves as St. Louis beat Colorado for the fourth straight time. The Blues have earned points against the Avalanche in 12 consecutive games.Dunn is the Blues’ first rookie defenseman to have three assists in a game since Erik Johnson on Jan. 8, 2008.”I was just trying to play simple and make the plays over there and everybody contributed tonight Custom Colorado Avalanche Jerseys ,” Dunn said.Gabriel Bourque scored for the Avalanche, who lost for the fifth time in seven games. Semyon Varlamov allowed three goals in relief of Jonathan Bernier after he allowed three goals in 20 shots.The Blues took control on goals by Barbashev and Schenn 48 seconds apart early in the second period.Barbashev’s goal, beating Bernier short-side from a difficult angle at the left faceoff circle, broke a 1-1 tie at 4:17 of the second.Schenn’s second of the game made it 3-1 and ended Bernier’s night. It was Schenn’s third multi-goal game this season.Brodziak and Pietrangelo blew the game open with goals later in the second and Stastny scored six minutes into the third period.”I thought everyone stepped up tonight, everyone played a good game from the goalie out,” Schenn said. ”Guys were getting rewarded, which was good to see.”Schenn put the Blues on top 1-0 with a power play goal at 8:41 of the first period. Schenn’s 300th career point came off of a Jaden Schwartz slap shot off of Bernier’s pad that deflected directly to his tape.The Blues lost defensemen Joel Edmundson (upper body) for the rest of the game eight minutes into the first after he blocked a shot from Colorado’s Nail Yakupov. Yeo said he is definitely out for Friday’s game at Winnipeg.”When a guy goes down, everybody’s got to step up and everybody’s got to contribute like the way we did,” Dunn said.Bourque tied it at 1 at 2:50 of the second, capitalizing on Vladimir Sobotka’s giveaway.”We have to be better,” Landeskog said. ”I mean you look at the score, it’s embarrassing.”FACES IN THE CROWDCommissioner Gary Bettman and Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey were at the game. Both league heads were shown the improvements to the Scottrade Center as part of $64 million in renovations to the 24-year-old facility.NOTES: Brodziak played in his 200th game as a Blue. … Avalanche F Mikko Rantanen (lower body) returned to the lineup after missing his first game of the season on Tuesday. … The Blues scratched R Chris Thorburn, D Robert Bortuzzo and C Oskar Sundqvist. … The Avalanche scratched L A.J. Greer, C Nathan MacKinnon and D Andrei Mironov.UP NEXTAvalanche: At Carolina on Saturday night.Blues: At Winnipeg on Friday night.