New York Rangers coach John Tortorella not only questioned a late-game, knee-on-knee hit by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, but the fiery bench boss took it a few steps further Thursday night.
"It's one of the most arrogant organizations in the league," Tortorella said of the Penguins, who won 5-2 at Consol Energy Center. "They whine about this stuff all the time and look what happens. ... They'll whine about something else over there starting with their two (expletive) stars."
Orpik received a five-minute kneeing major and a game misconduct for the hit on Rangers center Derek Stepan with 4:39 left in regulation. Stepan lay on the ice briefly but skated off under his own power. Tortorella did not have an update on Stepan's status.
Stepan didn't skate with the Rangers on Friday, although the injury isn't believed to be serious.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Friday that Orpik didn't have a hearing scheduled with NHL officials over the hit. Orpik declined to talk to r...