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The Hockey Guys:
New York Rangers
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Since Day One, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella couldn’t stress enough the importance of being well-conditioned throughout an 82-game schedule as well as a potential deep run into the playoffs. Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Washington Capitals made that philosophy vividly clear.
In a series that has thus far been dominated by strong defensive play and an inordinate amount of blocked shots, Game Three was expected to be no different.
After the Rangers had a difficult time penetrating the middle of the ice against the Capitals, Ryan Callahan converted on the powerplay – a powerplay that has begun to show signs of life- a little less than halfway through the second period. But just five minutes later, Capitals forward John Carlson took advantage of a defensive breakdown by the Rangers and evened the score at one.
And this is how it would remain for the next three and a half periods. But what it w...
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from Steve Silverman of CBS New York, John Tortorella has created a high-pressure environment around his team.
There are indications that his contentious attitude may be starting to weigh on his team as it settles into its second-round series against the Washington Capitals.
Tortorella’s tightly wound personality did not have any adverse effects during the regular season when...
The New York Rangers played what amounted to two games over two days just to get one win against with the Washington Capitals.
If it was the decisive game of this terse Eastern Conference series, Rangers coach John Tortorella might have been far more enthusiastic about the outcome.
Instead, Tortorella looked at the 2-1, three-overtime victory for exactly what it was: a gritty performance...
We here at BSB are big fans of John Tortorella. Sure, he’s curt with the media, but we aren’t media, so we really don’t care what he says in interviews. We are more concerned with his on ice decisions, his roster decisions, and how he handles the locker room. This brilliant move covers the third aspect, and it is directly related to Chris Kreider.
Elliotte Friedman of CBC pointed...
Since Day One, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella couldn’t stress enough the importance of being well-conditioned throughout an 82-game schedule as well as a potential deep run into the playoffs. Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Washington Capitals made that philosophy vividly clear. In a series that has thus far been [...]
Late in Wednesday's 2-1 triple overtime win in Washington, head coach John Tortorella mixed up the offensive lines in attempt to spark the game-winner in what was a well-defended outing for the third time in this series. He rolled with those lines through the overtime periods, as the game progressed from the fourth period to the sixth, and these combinations clearly began to...
John Tortorella can downplay the significance of the New York Ranger's triple overtime victory over the Washington Capitals but we can't. This was a huge win not only for the team but also for the fans as the Rangers were able to shed some demons of failures past.
Sorry coach but when the team has had so much trouble beating the Capitals in previous playoff years then...
So what was the biggest topic being discussed regarding the New York Rangers on Tuesday? Was it the status of Brandon Dubinsky? Answer no.
Was it what the team needed to do in order to win game three? Answer no. So what exactly was the number one topic regarding the Rangers on Tuesday?
Whether or not John Tortorella was being rude (among other assorted comments) to the...
Prior to Game Two, coach John Tortorella made a key decision for his lineup just before puck drop. With Brian Boyle able to play, Tortorella had to decide to sit one of Steve Eminger or Stu Bickel. Both played in Game One, and neither hit five minutes of ice time. Bickel has not been seeing anywhere near the ice time he saw in the regular season, and Eminger has only played in one...
Yesterday, I posted about a tense John Tortorella press conference in which he gave the media nothing and even got into it with a national guy. Here's the video in all its glory...
To watch on MSG.com, click here....i get that some Rangers fans don't like this strategy by Torts. But I find Torts and this video hysterical.For video of Rangers players actually talking about...
Whenever you hear a Ranger player describe their captain Ryan Callahan, they always mention how he leads by example. But yesterday, John Tortorella explained that Callahan is quickly becoming a vocal leader as well. Evidenced by his actions between overtime periods Wednesday night(via Bergen Record)..."One thing I did notice between periods was the one voice I did hear going...
John Tortorella discusses the Blueshirts' triple-overtime win over the Capitals and what it means for the team going forward in the series...
To watch on MSG.com, click here.To watch Henrik Lundqvist discuss the victory, click the "Read More" tab below.
Henrik Lundqvist discusses the Rangers' effort in their thrilling 2-1 triple overtime win over the Capitals...
As exhilarating as Wednesday's 2-1 triple overtime victory in Game 3 was for the New York Rangers, it was only win number two of four. More importantly, it was only win number six of sixteen. Although it now shifts the momentum of the series their way, that win did not clinch the Rangers a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. It was both intense and memorable, but in the grand...
John Tortorella says the Rangers will be ready to play Game 4 today and also chatted about team captain Ryan Callahan, youngsters Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin, and other topics...
To watch on NHL.com, click here.For players thoughts on today's Game 4, click the "Read More" tab below.
Ryan McDonagh and Brian Boyle get ready for Game 4, and discuss...
Elliotte Friedman at CBC reports that after the Chris Kreider signing John Tortorella asked the team to trust the organization's decision to bring the highly regarded prospect in so late in the season, knowing it could upset chemistry....great move by Torts putting out a potential fire before it starts. I'm sure there are plenty of veterans who feel a player has to pay their...
Officially, today’s match-up between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals will be Game 4 of their semifinal series, but technically it will be the fifth game of the series after the two teams slugged it out in a six-period battle that began on Wednesday night and lingered into the wee hours of Thursday morning. The Rangers, as we know, would win that thriller on Marian...