Approaching Rangers’ Game 3, Torts get short

when asked midway through his four-minute press conference why he reveals so little information, particularly during the playoffs, Tortorella asked the reporter, “Are you being a wise (guy)?”

“I’m not gonna give you much information,” Tortorella continued. “Some of you guys sit here and tell me I’m curt or whatever. I’m not gonna have a staring contest. If you don’t ask me questions, I’ll just leave. So that’s the way it is.

“I’m sorry I’m not a guy that wants to converse about everything during the playoffs. I’m not.”

Tortorella did allow that he thought defenseman Michael Del Zotto, who assisted on both goals and hit a post and a crossbar in Game 2, “played very well at both ends.” he also believed Marian Gaborik, who had an assist despite not scoring a goal for the eighth straight game, “was OK,” before later expanding his answer.

“Regarding Gabby, obviously we need him to score some goals here,” Tortorella said. “I’m not going to get into a long discussion here publicly. It’s something that, again, to go off the question, that I’d rather just keep in the room right now. but again, he played better (Monday) night.”

BOYLING OVER Brian Boyle said he “stunk” in his first game back after missing three games with a concussion. he lost the faceoff to Nicklas Backstrom and got tied up by the Capitals’ center on Alex Ovechkin’s game-winner on a power play in the third.

“I didn’t really do anything and then I was a pretty big reason they scored their third goal,” Boyle said. “I’m not going to accept that, I know the coaches won’t either. I have to do better. I can play better. I know I can, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. I’m not going to make excuses. It wasn’t the way I wanted to play. I’ve got to be more determined to do more.”

Approaching Rangers’ Game 3, Torts get short


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