Friday, January 22, 2010

Back to Actual Hockey Talk

Steve Zipay at Blue Notes has this quote from John Tortorella on what the Rangers need to improve on hockey wise coming off the 2-0 loss to the Flyers...

“We had a lot of turnovers,” said Tortorella, who kept the team off the ice today. “I don’t think we did a good enough job of trying to chip the puck behind them and try to forecheck. They beat us to pucks. When they pressured, they sustained it. When we had the opportunities, we were late. ”

On the lack of offense in Philly, Vinny Prospal added...

"After two games when we score 14 goals, we’re right back where we were going into St. Louis (after back-to-back shutouts),” said Vinny Prospal. “It just shouldn’t happen. We’re a successful team when we can cycle the puck, but 5 on 5, we just couldn’t do it.”

...the circus surrounding the Philly game has us forgetting that the Rangers were shutout for the third time in five games. This team needs to find consistent scoring and they need to find it fast.

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