Thursday, October 21, 2010

Video: Torts Talks Win @ Leafs (Updated)

Update, October 22, 12:01 a.m.
Video of Biron, Callahan and Staal talking win.

Update 11:53 p.m.:
Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog and Steve Zipay at Blue Notes have numerous post game quotes including these...

Dan Girardi & Ryan Callahan on the pk...

“We really tried to just not give them time to set up,” said Dan Girardi, who blocked six shots, trailing only Michael Del Zotto’s seven. “The other game (on Friday at the Garden) they had a lot of time and made some plays through us. I thought we did a good job taking away the seams and blocking shots.”

“We didn’t make any changes,” said Ryan Callahan, who was on the ice for about half of the Rangers’ penalty-killing time. “We knew what we needed to do. It was just a matter of executing it, and I thought tonight we did that, and we came up with some big PKs, especially in the third there (Brandon Prust’s hooking minor featured a huge save by Biron on Kris Versteeg). That’s what we’ve been lacking. The PK group, as a whole, is a pretty proud group, and I take a lot of pride in the penalty kill. After the last couple of games, we wanted to come in here and show we can still do it.”

Sean Avery on his line's chemistry...

“There’s obviously some jelling there for sure, between the three of us,” Avery said. “It seems like we’re extremely comfortable with each other, and we’re playing well.”

Martin Biron on his big third period save on Kris Versteeg...

“The puck bounced a little at the hashmarks,” Biron said. “He took a shot and I was able to have the pad and glove there. Even then, with the back pressure our guys put on him, maybe he had to jump the gun. It easily could have turned around and been all Leafs the rest of the night. The last three or four minutes, 6 on 5, we didn’t give them anything.”

Michael Del Zotto on team's aggressiveness...

“Just one of those games where it’s almost like a do or die situation,” said Michael Del Zotto, who blocked 7 shots and Dan Girardi six. “We wanted to come out and take the crowd out of it. It was probably our best game of the year as far as being aggressive.”

John Tortorella talks win against Maple Leafs here.

...this is one of my favorite post game interviews from Torts. Love how he said tonight wasn't a special game it's how they have to play every night to win in the NHL.

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4 comments:

Rob Y said...

ill take a win like that any day, very hard working and really fought for that win. would have liked a couple more of those chances lead to a couple more goals but overall good win...... also great move making eminger a healthy scratch sauer didnt look too bad gilroy looked a little out of place a few times and frolov needs to step it up. i think once drury and gabs is healthy id say christensen and white will be scratches, those two just look so lazy out there

Jack said...

What was that about Messier at the end I didn't catch it...

Kevin DeLury said...

They were talking about the improvement on faceoffs last night and Torts was joking around that Messier was the one who screwed everyone up with his faceoff practices.

William said...

on Messier's tutorial: kind of like when you get instruction on your golf swing, the first time out is usually a disaster, but then you sort of adjust to the adjustments and hopefully are better. To me, this one shows a lot of character. Biron was sparkling.

Also, not that you ever want Gabby injured in the slightest, having him out could be a blessing in disguise as far as pushing others to play better. Anisimov, among others, is one of those guys, who has and will continue to up his game...so talented