Don't judge the New York Rangers by the scores of their two losses to the Boston Bruins.
According to coach John Tortorella, the Rangers played much better in the Game 2 blowout than in their overtime defeat in the series opener.
The bottom line is this: for the second consecutive series, New York has dug an 0-2 hole on the road and will need to rebound quickly at Madison Square Garden if the club hopes to extend this postseason run.
''The first game, the score doesn't indicate the game,'' Tortorella said Monday. ''We probably should've lost by more.''
The Rangers returned to practice one day before they will host the Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. New York was looking to shake off its 5-2 loss on Sunday while focusing on the task at hand.
''After watching the tape, which always helps me the next day one way or another,'' Tortorella said, ''there were a lot of good things.''
Game 4 will also be in New York on Thursday.
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