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“We sucked.” Those were just two of a bunch of pointed words John Tortorella had for his hockey club following the Rangers’ loss to the Sabres on Tuesday night. The New York head coach went off on one of his patented postgame rants yet again, as the Blueshirts dropped a 3-1 decision to Buffalo. Tortorella unloaded on his team after the game, saying that he was “disgusted” with his team’s performance, while also noting that “we sucked when we couldn’t afford to suck.” Interestingly, Tortorella wasn’t in the mood to give the Sabres much of any credit for taking his team down. Those are comments that probably won’t be forgotten the next time these two teams meet. See video of the rant below.
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Winnipeg Jets fans could be heard taunting New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella with a "Tortorella" chant during the third period of the Jets' 3-1 win over the Rangers Thursday night.
The win put the Jets in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of the Rangers.
Video via NHL.com. H/T PD.
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Perhaps the best save I have seen all year.
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The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres hooked up for the second time in nine days with each team headed in opposite directions. The Rangers are winners of five of their last six games, including a 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres last Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The win snapped the Sabres three game winning streak [...]
The New York Rangers (13-10-2) lost to the Buffalo Sabres (10-14-3) by the score of 3-1, tonight. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports.
...i'd be upset with tonight's results if I didn't see it coming from a mile away. And from the comments on the blog earlier today, I think you guys did also. Backup goaltender who hasn't won a game in his last 17 starts? Talk...
The New York Rangers (13-9-2) visit the Buffalo Sabres (9-14-3) at the First Niagara Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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