Today’s practice should be interesting: Tortorella will speak for the first time since his suspension. He hasn’t apologized yet that I know of. Blair Betts will surely be reexamined, and if he sustained a concussion he’s probably done for quite a while.
The Rangers will try to make everybody believe they think they can win Game 7, and that all is well with their goalie, who wasn’t as horrible as people make him out to be, but surely buckled against an overwhelming attack playing vs. a less-than-ordinary defensive team (men vs. boys?).
And will talk about Colton Orr, and whether he will dress for Game 7, and whether they will have to recall a player from Hartford (which was up 2-0 in its playoff series and got bounced in six).
Here is my column in The Journal News and LoHud.com today, talking about what a proud day yesterday was for the New York Rangers (not).
Yet here the Rangers are, needing only to win one game to advance. Imagine.
I’ll be back later from practice.
MORNING UPDATE, 11:05 P.M.: Artem Anisimov is in the building. Don’t know if he’ll play, but why wouldn’t he?