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Full on Line Brawl Leads to 8 Ejections, 142 Penalty Minutes in Flames vs Canucks Game [Video]

A full out line brawl at the very start of the Vancouver Canucks / Calgary Flames game from Saturday January 18, 2013 as every player on the ice squared off to fight.

As soon as the puck dropped, the players went at it, resulting in eight ejections and a total of 142 penalty minutes.

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.


John Tortorella On Brad Richards Situation: “Kiss My Ass If You Want to Write Something Different” [Video]

John Tortorella On Brad Richards Situation: “Kiss My Ass If You Want to Write Something Different” [Video]


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.




Rangers Coach John Tortorella Was Expectedly Brief Following Overtime Loss to Capitals [VIDEO]

Rangers Coach John Tortorella Was Expectedly Brief Following Overtime Loss to Capitals [VIDEO]


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.



New York Rangers Coach John Tortorella Was Disgusted Following Loss to Sabres [Video]


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.


Rangers Coach John Tortorella to Reporter: “That’s Just a Stupid Question…. That’s a Dumb Question.”


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.


Clarkson Scores Late Third Period Goal to Give the Devils a 3-2 Win over Rangers – Series Tied 1-1

The New Jersey Devils quickly changed the game plan: instead of letting the New York Rangers block their shots, they decided to deflect some themselves. It worked twice, and the Eastern Conference finals are all even, as a result.

David Clarkson scored a tip-in goal off Adam Henrique’s shot 2:31 into the third period to break a tie and lift the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers that squared the series at one game apiece Wednesday night.


“It’s a very hard building to play in, and 1-1 sounds much better than down 2-0,” Devils captain Zach Parise said. “We’re happy. We would have liked to have snuck out of here with two wins, but it didn’t happen.


“We’ll take 1-1.”


For the third straight series, the Rangers are wondering what went wrong in Game 2 after they took the opener. They stressed how important it would be to grab a 2-0 lead, which would have been their first two-game edge in this postseason, but didn’t provide the necessary effort to get it done.


New York was riding high after its 3-0 series-opening win on Monday night, but now has relinquished home-ice advantage again.


“You need to improve as a hockey team every game,” said succinct and disappointed coach John Tortorella, who declined to say what areas were deficient.


–Game 3 will be Saturday in New Jersey.–


Video: Ryan Carter evens the scoreboard, tipping a point shot past Lundqvist for an even score.



Video: David Clarkson gives the Devils the lead in the third, redirecting a shot past Lundqvist.



Rangers Use Three Third-Period Goals & a Shutout from Henrik Lundqvist for the 3-0 Win Over Devils.

After 14 games and two nail-biting playoff series wins, the New York Rangers insist they have plenty left to make a run at the Stanley Cup. If any proof was needed, Henrik Lundqvist provided it with a shutout victory over the well-rested New Jersey Devils in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.

Lundqvist made 21 saves in his fifth career playoff shutout. Rookie Chris Kreider, defenseman Dan Girardi, and Artem Anisimov all had a goal and an assist in the third period as the Rangers turned a scoreless game into a 3-0 win. It came two days after New York outlasted the pesky Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the second-round series.


“I don’t know where you guys get all this stuff about being tired,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said. “If we’re tired this time of the year, there’s something the matter. We still have a month to play. You might as well not even ask me questions about being tired.”


The Rangers said during their one day off before facing the Devils that they liked the rhythm of playing every other day, and didn’t think the quick turnaround would affect them. The Devils, however, had been off for five days since they knocked out the Philadelphia Flyers in five games.


“It’s always tough to come from a Game 7. So emotional, and everything around it, and then start over,” Lundqvist said. “(Sunday) was all about regrouping, and move your focus to a new team and just a different type of game.


The Rangers are in the conference finals for the first time since 1997, and they haven’t reached the Stanley Cup finals since 1994, when they beat 22-year-old goalie Martin Brodeur and the Devils in a classic seven-game series that backed up captain Mark Messier’s guarantee.


–Game 2 is Wednesday night in New York.–



Video: Dan Girardi’s point shot gets through several screens and beats Martin Brodeur for a 1-0 lead.




Video: The Rangers need to lean on Henrik Lundqvist once again, this time off the stick of Ilya Kovalchuk.




Video: The Rangers get a powerplay goal from Chris Kreider to seal Game 1.