Tortorella Blames Goalie for Bad Ranger Loss

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Blueshirt Bulletin in NHL
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By Dubi Silverstein The Rangers' seven-game winning streak did not just end, it was terminated, and how, in a 7-3 Shark attack (7-1 after the Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead). But unlike their compatriots in the Meadowlands, the Giants, who were similarly trounced in a streak-busting loss in New Orleans, the Rangers weren't questioning themselves all too much, even though they, like the Giants, ran up the latter part of their streak against bad or inexperienced teams. And that's because John Tortorella, unlike his players, was willing to lay the blame on his goaltender. "I thought Valley fought it," the coach said of Steve Valiquette, spelling all-world netminder Henrik Lundqvist (who came in to mop up in the third period and gave up two goals himself). "Four goals on eighteen shots, that ...

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