That was coach John Tortorella talking about the Montreal game, which certainly helped trigger this outburst.

          "It's not about brawling or fighting, it's a matter of the same intensity. I believe they (Tampa) changed up and put (Zenon) Konopka on the ice (before Voros and he dropped gloves at the 10 second mark). That is part of teh game: AV responded. That line (with Avery and Boyle) gave us a little bit of juice."

          On Voros: "He didn't play many games for me last year...The guys pull for him. He is an easy guy to pull for. I have to make decisions and he has not been part of the process of playing a whole bunch but he never (complained). You are happy for the guy. He scores a goal and he's very well liked by his teammates."

          "We just have to keep getting points because they get more difficult. After the break (for the Olympics), it's going to be a grind to get some points."

 

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         By the Numbers...

         1st time six or more goals in back-to-back home games since Nov. 12, 2003, against Pittsburgh and Ottawa 12-4....Rangers are 12-11-4 at home...Last time Rangers had eight different scorers was 10-5 on Dec. 13, 1992...Gaborik also had four assists against Phoenix on Oct. 26, 2002...It was the most by a Rangers since Jaromir Jagr on Feb. 17, 2008 vs. Montreal...Six players had multi-point games....Lundqvist made 21 saves...Bliueshirts were 2 for 4 on the PP.

 

 

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