Browsing: John Tortorella

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519 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m sure there’s some sentiment today that the Rangers beat a bad, struggling team last night, and that is very true. But, we’ve seen it plenty the last two weeks where the Rangers play a lesser foe and get one point, or none, or get beaten by a…

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1014 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers

Game 32. Rangers at Flyers. Light up the Empire State Building in Orange and Black! The Rangers have lost two in a row, albeit one of those in a random non-hockey-related contest after the hockey game ended in a tie. They are 2-1-1 in their last four, which means five…

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724 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) Not going to rail about the shootout, but with an all intra-conference schedule and a 48-game season, three-point games, and points for losing hockey games, are going to greatly impact the standings. There are piles of three-point games every night. And if you’re not in the party, getting…

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448 It’s Go Time! … Capitals at Rangers

Game 31. Capitals at Rangers. Ya boys have lost one in a row, four of six, five of eight. Hey, remember that game where they scored more than one goal, in Newark? That was the only such time they’ve hit the two-goal mark in the last six. They have scored…

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1028 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not talking anybody off ledges today. I’m just not. Because, though I still think the Rangers will make the playoffs, there’s not a lot to like about this team big picture. 2) Last year’s team wouldn’t have many starts like that, and if it did, Brandon Prust…

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1066 It’s Go Time! … Panthers at Rangers

Game 30. Panthers at Rangers. Holy cow, is it really Game 30 in a 48-game season? Ya boys on a two-game winning streak. They play the next two at home (Washington Sunday) then hit the road for three in a row and 11 of the final 17. Chris Kreider makes…

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67 John Tortorella pre-game presser

John Tortorella had some pretty elaborate things to say about Chris Kreider … though I have no doubt that a few of you will purposely misinterpret and twist them. He even cracked a joke on another topic. John Tortorella:

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) This wasn’t perfect (few are) but it was miles better than what we’ve seen in the previous nine days, and better than most games this season, actually. The Rangers created some offense, had the puck more, protected a lead (they haven’t had a lot of practice at that)…

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270 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) I know I’ve said this before, and honestly, I’m not complaining about the shootout (this time). But it’s kind of silly, isn’t it, that the exact same hockey game for 65 minutes gets played, and if Alex Semin’s shot doesn’t hit the crossbar, or if J.T. Miller continues…

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476 It’s Go Time! … Hurricanes at Rangers

Game 28. Hurricanes at Rangers. There’s a whole world of potential hurt sitting out there for ya boys, who have lost three in a row and four of five, scoring a grand total of  two goals in the last three. Because tonight’s not just the dreaded (inexplicable and almost unavoidable)…

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634 Rangers-Jets in review

Thoughts: 1) Start at the start. You know the Jets are going to come hard, you know they’re playing well and all jacked up about being in the playoff hunt, and that the place, unlike MSG, is going to be really loud and nuts. And that, therefore, you are going…

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656 Rangers-Capitals in review

Since there was no post-game, here’s John Tortorella’s presser from Blueshirts United. Thoughts: 1) Ryan Callahan=Beast. How about the two plays he made on the 5-on-3 (after losing the draw)? Stat line: Deflection goal, five hits, three shots on goal, two others missed, three blocks, a takeaway. 2) Another nice…

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286 Rangers 4, Capitals 1: Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 10, 2013 (Game 24, Away Game 9) Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. Rangers 4, Capitals 1 Team Notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 4-1, today at Verizon Center, to improve to 5-1-0 in the last six games. –     …

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