Starting at 7 on Versus, the Devils (47-24-4) take on Sean Avery and the Rangers (39-28-9)! (Actually, borrowing from NBC’s hockey coverage in that lead-in.)
Before tonight’s game Rangers coach John Tortorella was asked if this is a must-win game for his team, and he said he just couldn’t put it in those kinds of terms. If he did, he asked, what would he say to them after a loss?
Tortorella also said the Rangers were having a hard time protecting the middle of the ice, and used as an example Pittsburgh’s go-ahead goal. I don’t want to describe it in too much detail because I know some of you have delicate stomachs, and between that and the Versus coverage… Anyway, here’s Torts.
I think it’s interesting that he says the system just can’t be installed this quickly. I’m wondering if that means something for the rest of this season. Enjoy the game!