Updated, 11:43 p.m.:
Rangers head coach John Tortorella speaks with reporters after the Blueshirts defeated the Islanders 6-3 on March 15 at Madison Square Garden.
Rangers vs. Islanders highlights
Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report has these post game quotes after the Rangers 6-3 win over the Islanders…
“It’s always nice to score, definitely. But big win. We didn’t have a lot of games lately. But we’ve got Montreal coming up an that’s going to be another huge game. It’s going to be a big stretch for us. It’s a big challenge.”
“We managed to score on (our power plays) and any time you get a chance to get a 5-on-3, you should be able to score, or at least get a lot of chances. And we did that. I think at that time, that was the turnaround in the game. We swung the momentum on our side again.
“Right now, it’s fun. Every game is so important, and mentally I try to see it as the playoffs. I think a lot of guys do, and a lot of teams do. So you have to be so careful that you do the right things in practice and between games and be ready for each game. Because I know from last year, one point could be the difference. You want to do everything you can here to play your best and help the team get points.”
Erik Christensen on Brandon Prust:
“He’s made of steel. He is one of the toughest guys who I have played with, especially being his size. He is not a big guy out there. He blocks shots, finishes his check and he fights. He has more skill than people think he does. He’s a big part of the team.”