Tortorella admits Rangers got ‘spanked’ in OT

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New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella said that his team matched up pretty well against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 … until everything unraveled in overtime.

“I thought it was pretty even going into overtime, but we got spanked in overtime,” Tortorella said.

It’s pretty hard to argue with that logic, even if you just notice the Bruins’ 16-5 shot advantage when things went into sudden death mode.

Brad Marchand ended up scoring the OT winner to finish it up 3-2, but the Bergen Record’s Andrew Gross reports that Tortorella believes things really fell apart when the Bruins produced a flurry of chances on an OT power-play opportunity.

“We never regrouped,” Tortorella said. “It was a surge, we couldn’t stop it.”

The Rangers hope for better results against the Bruins in Game 2 on Sunday.