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Tortorella post-game

Posted By Carp On January 16, 2011 @ 11:21 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 98 Comments

John Tortorella:

When asked about it being low-energy at the start, like Montreal:

“No, I don’t agree with you. Low-energy is the wrong way of putting it.

“I think (it was) a team that puts itself in some bad spots with some untimely penalties that take momentum when you’re trying to gain some momentum. A little ragged, I’d say. A little ragged. But we found ourselves and tried to find a way to get back into it.”

On Gaborik being hurt:

“No.”

On the PP failures spreading to the even-strength offense:

“We had a lot of chances. I mean, the second half of the game we had a lot of chances, especially in the third period. We just didn’t finish. Our power play is a struggle. But, no, I don’t … some guys just need to score a goal to try to gain some confidence. I don’t think it’s the power play. I think it’s our team in general. I think they’re trying like hell. The second half of the game we developed a lot of good scoring chances. We just haven’t been able to finish.”

On Gaborik’s slump:

“I mean, it’s just, we need production. I’ll leave it at that. We need production. We’ve got guys grinding their ass off, developing scoring chances. We need some of our skill guys to score a goal for us.”

On the issue being effort:

“It’s not effort. I mean, what game did you watch? Did you think they were lazy tonight? Let me ask you a question. Did you think our team was lazy tonight.”

When it was suggested they were outworked for the first two periods:

“I totally disagree with you. … does that shut it down? Thanks guys.”


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