TORTORELLA GOES OFF ON PENS
Defenseman Brooks Orpik delivered a cheap knee to knee hit on Derek Stepan late in the third period of Thursday's game, receiving a five minute major. The hit set the stage for a tirade from Rangers head coach John Tortorella following the Rangers 5-2 loss to the Penguins at the Consol Energy Center.
Tortorella went off on the hit and the Penguins organization, calling the team one of the most arrogant organizations in hockey.
"It's a cheap, dirty hit, " Tortorella said. "I wonder what would happen if we did that to their two whining stars over there, " Tortorella said, making a reference towards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. "Just no respect among players....none, " Tortorella proclaimed.... "It's sickening."
The best from Tortorella would come a few seconds later in his rant.