The ice was full of gloves and sticks as each player found someone else to fight. Even Canucks left winger Kellan Lain, two seconds into his NHL debut, wasn’t afraid to get physical.
The fighting wasn’t even limited to the players to a certain extent. Tortorella and Hartley were getting into it from across the benches. Torts wasn’t even content to keep it confined to the bench, as he headed for the Flames hallway during intermission, causing what was another kerfuffle, as you can see here.
Following his team’s 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins and thus avoid an embarrassing sweep, Rangers coach John Tortorella passionately defended Brad Richards,who was a healthy scratch last night.
The Rangers living for another day is a blessing if only because it means more Torts.
The New York Rangers experienced a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 2 on Saturday, falling by a score of 1-0 and now trial the Caps 0-2 in the best of seven series. Following the loss, coach John Tortorella offered up his usual brief responses while sporting his signature unimpressed expression.
Rangers coach John Tortorella was humorously unpleasant following his team’s 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. The visibly disgusted coach refused to offer Buffalo any credit, calling them a team “ripe to be beaten,” and went on to suggest that perhaps his players should be answering some questions. The whole interview is an absolute delight, a true clinic in candor, but the money line came towards the end:
“I’m not gonna pick it apart. We sucked. And we sucked at a time that you can’t suck.”
There is simply no one better at being pissed off than the great John Tortorella.
As a huge hockey fan, I’m glad the NHL is back, even better it seems New York Rangers coach John Tortorella is already in postseason form. Following last night loss to the Flyers, Tortorella was in no mood for questions from the media.
“That’s a stupid question,” Tortorella snapped when asked if the Rangers were in good shape. “This team is in shape as far as what we’ve started with here, as far as how it’s happened with the lockout. That’s just a dumb question.”
Tortorella’s curt, angry postgame press conferences were the highlight of the 2012 NHL playoffs.