Carl Hagelin disputes characterization
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Carl Hagelin Monday disputed coach John Tortorella's assessment on Friday that the Swedish winger "stinks" on the power play. In remarks that caused a stir among the fan base, Tortorella said he likes the other aspects of the speedy forward's game, just not with the man-advantage.
Nonetheless, Hagelin was deployed on the power play -- which Tortorella hinted might happen -- for 46 seconds in Game 2 and fired a shot that Tuukka Rask stopped. "It was better to go far side," Hagelin said. "He made a good save . . . I haven't been on it [the power play] much this year, so when I get the chance, I want to make the most of it. For me, I definitely don't think I stink on the power play. That's the only comment I have on that."
Game 5 scheduled
If a Game 5 in this series is necessary, the NHL has scheduled it for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. Detroit at Chicago Game 5 will be at 8 p.m.
Ryan McDonagh skated with Dan Girardi at practice as the team's No. 1 defensive duo after being split up, foreshadowing a reunion in Game 3. McDonagh predicted that Girardi, whose demeanor was unchanged despite an uncharacteristic minus-4, will rebound and have "a great game." . . . Rick Nash on his first goal in these playoffs and second in 13 postseason games (four with Columbus): "I'd rather trade that goal in for a win." . . . With the Rangers down 5-2 on Sunday, Derek Dorsett dropped the gloves and challenged Gregory Campbell. "It doesn't hurt us, doesn't help us," Tortorella said. "I don't want to minimize what Dorsett's trying to do, but that game's over." . . . Rehabbing Marc Staal (eye) and Darroll Powe (concussion) skated with spares Matt Gilroy, Micheal Haley, Roman Hamrlik and Kris Newbury after practice and took part in some mid-ice contact drills.