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Torts happy with Rangers’ offense…except for the part where they didn’t score

May 3, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

Despite last night’s 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, Rangers coach John Tortorella was generally pleased with the way his team played.

“I thought we generated offense,” said Tortorella on Friday after practice, per the Daily News. “You know, we don’t score on our breakaway when it’s 1-0; they score on their breakaway.

“There’s a fine line (between) winning and losing. So we’ve just got to get prepared for our next game. There’s a couple of things we need to correct, but we’ll be ready to play.”

This is the breakaway — by Carl Hagelin — on which the Rangers failed to score:

This is the one — by Marcus Johansson — that the Capitals capitalized on:

The Rangers ended up outshooting the Capitals, 36-31, but could only get one shot past Braden Holtby, who outplayed last year’s Vezina Trophy winner, Henrik Lundqvist.

Game 2 goes Saturday afternoon in Washington.

  1. barkar942 - May 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    One crossbar and one disappearing puck trick from Holtby (Where did that puck go, down his pants?) were the difference in the game.
    Good game. Adjust. Play game two.

  2. tfaltin - May 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Rangers will be fine for Game 2. Should be a better tilt than the first one. Hagelin himself could have had a hat-trick.

  3. President Charles Logan - May 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    outplayed and over matched = game one loss

  4. nicknyhc - May 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I hate to be “that guy”, but this game was an absolute circus as far as officiating.

    I didn’t like the call against the Caps on the hit on the icing. The charging call on Asham which lead to the Ovi PP goal was a joke and tied the game. The non-call on the Caps when their forechecker pull down Stralman directly lead to them scoring their second goal of the game and taking the lead. John Moore’s 3rd period goal was clearing in the net and Holtby clearly had his glove in the twine of the netting, I can’t believe that goal was disallowed. That’s a 3 goal differential due to bad calls.

    However, the Caps are a good time and played well. The Rangers need to be better on their PP and win some more faceoffs. Their PK actually look pretty dangerous at times and held Ovi with the exception of the one goal.

    Regardless, I’d like to see less calls made BOTH WAYS in the coming games. I think 10 penalties is a bit much. Let ’em play.

  5. sadskinsfan89 - May 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    @tfaltin could have? alot of things could happen but they didnt. shoulda woulda coulda

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