“We’ll meet (Wednesday), practice, and we’re going to try to win a game,” Tortorella said. “That’s all you can do. Down 3-0, it’s a very tough situation, but I have full faith in our athletes. They will be ready to play another game.”
History is hardly on the Rangers’ side. New York is 2-19 in series in which it trailed 0-2, and no NHL team has won consecutive series after losing the first two games.
No team has ever come back from 0-2 deficits in back-to-back series in NHL history. If there’s ever a team that might do it, it’s Tortorella’s prideful Rangers.
The Blueshirts aren’t about to go down against the Bruins without a fight as their series heads to Madison Square Garden.
If Tortorella had wanted to take home-ice advantage away from the Bruins, he could have attacked the defense with an extra forechecker and forced the action. Instead, he stuck with his usual plan of attack.
The Rangers played like a group of brainless zombies Thursday night, only lacking a lust for flesh — or in their case a lust for goals.
Oates isn’t happy with John Tortorella for calling the Capitals a bunch of whiners after the Rangers beat Washington in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Silverman: The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.
The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.
Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Bruins. Of course, they have to get it to him first and that’s a tough task against the Rangers.
This series is going to be won in the corners and the dirty areas of the ice. It will be a grind-it-out kind of series that will have John Tortorella’s men licking their chops.
This series is about resuming hostilities. With so much on the line, how can they possibly be avoided? The Rangers and Bruins. New York and Boston. John Tortorella and Claude Julien. Waiting for the explosion.
Home-ice advantage has held up for six games between Washington and New York. The Rangers hope to snap the trend in Monday’s do-or-die series finale.
The Rangers’ woeful 2-for-21 power play can be pinpointed to the underwhelming play of Brad Richards and Rick Nash, their two highest paid players.
Nobody collapses in the postseason quite like the Capitals. 1985. 1987. 1992. 1995. 1996. 2003. 2009. 2010. All series that Washington led either 2-0 or 3-1 — and went on to lose.
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