Found May 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The New York Rangers' 1-1 knot through two games for the third consecutive playoff series can be viewed in one of two ways. Either the Blueshirts can be confident that they went on to win each of the first two rounds in seven games, or they can be discouraged by the notion that they simply are not learning from past mistakes. Rangers coach John Tortorella responded with a brusque "no" when asked whether his team came with the required intensity in their 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. It was the Rangers' third consecutive Game 2 loss on home ice following a series-opening victory. "We've been in this situation before and have come through," captain Ryan Callahan said. "We just have to go into Jersey and try to get that next game (Saturday). We can't get down." The Rangers had weathered several onslaughts from New Jersey in taking Game 1, but the Devils' continued relentlessness on...
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