Here’s the audio of John Tortorella’s post-game presser:
John Tortorella, courtesy of the Penguins, of all things.
Courtesy of the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
April 5, 2012 (Game 81, Away Game 41)
CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
1st 2nd 3rd OT F
New York Rangers 1 0 1 – 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 1 2 – 5
– The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2, tonight at CONSOL Energy Center, and are now 7-3-0 in the last 10 games.
– New York is now 51-23-7 (109 pts) overall, including a 24-12-5 mark on the road.
– Tonight’s loss was only the second by the Rangers in their last seven games in Pittsburgh, dating back to a 3-2 overtime win on Feb. 12, 2010.
– The Rangers out-shot the Penguins, 37-32, including a 20-7 advantage in the third period. The Blueshirts’ 20 shots in the third are a season-high for most shots in a single period.
– The Blueshirts’ power play was 1-6 (11:52), while the penalty kill finished 1-1 (2:00) in tonight’s contest. The Rangers’ power play has tallied eight goals in the last five games (8-24, 33.3% over the span), and are 13-53 (24.5%) in the last 14 games. New York’s penalty kill is 50-57 (87.7%) in the last 19 games.
– Brandon Dubinsky notched the Rangers’ first goal of the game, an even strength tally at 4:23 of the first period, and logged 17:22 of ice time. He has tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last 10 games, including two points (one goal, one assist) in the last two games.
– Artem Anisimov tallied a power play goal at 17:46 of the third period and registered three shots in 17:50 of ice time. He has now recorded a goal in each of the last two games.
– Martin Biron stopped 27 of 31 shots while appearing in his 500th career NHL game, and is now 12-6-2 overall with a 6-4-2 mark on the road. He became the 60th goaltender in NHL history to reach the 500 games played mark.
– Brian Boyle recorded two primary assists, including one on the power play, and registered three shots on goal in 16:02 of ice time. His assist on Anisimov’s power play goal at 17:46 of the third period was his career-high, 15th assist of the season. Boyle has tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in the last eight games, including three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games.
– Dan Girardi tallied a power play assist and three shots on goal in a game-high, 24:36 of ice time. He has recorded three assists in the last six games, including an assist in each of the last two games. Girardi is now one point shy of his second straight 30-point season.
– Ruslan Fedotenko one assist and two shots in 13:01 of ice time. He has tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in the last six games, including two assists in the last two games.
– The Blueshirts practice schedule for tomorrow, Apr. 6, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.
– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, Apr. 7, at Madison Square Garden (6:30 p.m.), in their regular season finale. The game will be televised live on NBC Sports Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.