Bizarre night topped by Jim Dolan, all smiles and giggles, popping into John Tortorella’s press conference. I think what happened is that Dolan was in Tortorella’s office and the coach asked him if he wanted to do the press conference instead of Torts. And Dolan took the dare and went down the hall and into the room with him, and when he saw the shock of the reporters he decided to go with it for a while.
But it was pretty stunning. What he had to say, not so much. Just the fact that he came out from behind the curtain, and with some personality, was enough. And the best part was when he mentioned the Stanley Cup and Tortorella said, “Easy.”
1) The game might not have been exciting, but it was pretty thorough, pretty hard-fought, and again very impressive for the Rangers to bounce back from two disappointing games in the past week with nearly identical 3-0 shutout wins the next time out (though the win in T.O. was nearly perfect, and this wasn’t).
2) I said this le...