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John Tortorella: 'We got spanked in overtime'

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

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When it comes to his post-game press conferences New York Rangers coach John Tortorella is definitely in playoff form. Especially when it came to his meeting with the media following the Rangers' Game 1 loss in Boston on Thursday night.

He was short with his answers (he used 15 words to answer the first two questions he was asked), agitated, and even a little quotable.

Things got off to a rocky start when he told a reporter that his questions were "way to complicated," and that he had no idea what was being asked.

After a couple more brief answers he finally made it to the root of the problem on Thursday night: "I thought it was pretty even going into the overtime, but we got spanked in the overtime."

That pretty much sums it up. Also: When you get this look halfway through your question, you're probably not going to get the answer you're looking for:

John Tortorella

 
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