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Tortorella post-game

Posted By On April 7, 2011 @ 11:20 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 75 Comments

John Tortorella:

“Flat. Not just one but a lot. Good start. I felt if you score a goal, maybe early … maybe it gives us some juice and maybe they say, ‘You know what? …’ But they stay in, they settle in, and we didn’t have many guys make plays tonight, offensively and defensively.”

“You play the next game. All we lost tonight is the control. You have to hope for help, and we’ll go to work tomorrow and get ready to play. We have to win our next game. What we did tonight is we lost control. We’re going to have to have help from someone else.”

On saying after the Boston game that he was concerned about this game:

“No, I thought we were ready to play. Our start was good. But again it was the whole group. We didn’t make a play.”

On the power play disappointing him:

“Everything. Everything. But we move on. I have to think about it now because I have to speak with you but as soon as I’m done with you, we move on and get ready to play our next game. Obviously we have to watch the scoreboard now. That’s what happened tonight. We’re going to end up watching a scoreboard before we play our next game.”

On sitting Gaborik the rest of the game after he let his man go on the third Atlanta goal:

“I don’t know. I’m not going to go into individual players. A number of people didn’t play a lot of minutes, and it’s not the time or place right now to be talking about that stuff. It was a team effort tonight.”

He was asked if it was the wrong time to run into a hot goalie (bad question).

“He wasn’t hot. We didn’t play well. We didn’t play well. Let’s face it. We laid an egg. And we need to move by it as quickly as possible and I know this team will be ready to play against Jersey.”

On it going down to Game 82 again, and if that’s surprising”

“No. No. We felt this coming for the past three weeks. I mean everybody, we’ve been on a pretty good run, but Carolina keeps on winning, Buffalo keeps on winning, so it doesn’t surprise me at all. The game tonight surprises me, but it doesn’t surprise me it’s going to take us 82. We’ll be ready to play Game 82.”

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