The New York Rangers (41-15-7) lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-28-6) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports.
…no one likes to lose, but when you’re badly out played the way the Rangers were tonight they should be more than happy to salvage a point.
…i know the Rangers were missing two key offensive contributors, but they have more than enough firepower to compensate, so just 19 shots on goal against a mediocre goalie at best is inexcusable.
…safe to say Dubinsky received Tortorella’s message.
…what, no rifle celebration from Anisimov? Disappointing.
…combined -9 for the Feds-Boyle-Prust line.
…not exactly the birthday gift Lundqvist was hoping for today.
…man in front? Shot from the point? Movement? Almost looked like a real power play from the Rangers tonight.
…even with Gaborik healthy this season, I’m still a nervous wreck when I see him go down. Damn Micheletti freaking me out by saying Gabby smacked his head on the ice.
…five hits in just seven minutes of ice time for Scott. I like that ratio.
…that Stamkos guy looks like he’s going to be a good player in this league.
…while I’d like to see more goals, Mitchell has impressed the hell out of me this season.
…quietly Richards starting to struggle again.
…off tomorrow then Bruins in town Sunday afternoon.
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John Tortorella post game…
The New York Rangers (34-13-5) defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning (23-24-6) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports.
…very strange game for the Rangers as they played a wide-open, almost sloppy, style the first two periods, but as is usually the case with this team, their resiliency finally payed off with a huge third period effort and they were rewarded with two points.
…no one on the Rangers needed that goal more than Richards. Also thought he looked real comfortable on the point on the power play.
…2g, 1a in the last five games for Boyle. Looks like someone hung out with Barbara Underhill during the All Star break.
…amazing what happens when you put traffic in front of the net and rip it from the point on the power play.
…secondary scoring starting to come alive for the Rangers as Dubinsky, Anisimov, Boyle and Stepan have all contributed recently.
…i’m usually a big Dominic Moore fan, but I lost a lot of respect for him with that cheap shot on Fedotenko.
…nice physical return to the line-up for Eminger who lead the team with five hits.
…for all the concern about the Rangers recent uneven play they’re 5-1-1 in their last seven.
…it’s never spectacular for Biron but he continues to pile up wins. With this victory, Torts should feel more comfortable splitting the two goaltenders this weekend.
…tonight’s atmosphere at MSG went from one of the worst of the season to an almost playoff-like intensity.
…i love Prust but he was wrong going after Hedman. Wasn’t done on purpose.
…nothing better than a Torts fist pump after an overtime winner.
…off tomorrow then Saturday matinee in Philly.
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