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But what was the most influential thing that happened during today's game? What allowed the Rangers to come back from 2-0 down and win the game 5-3? What was it that gave them life? It was coach John Tortorella's timeout.
After Lundqvist gave up the second goal early in the first period, Coach Tortorella decided it would be a good time to take a timeout and let the Rangers regroup.
Instead of yelling at them, like the hot-headed coach he is, he calmly talked to them, in the hopes that he could get the message across that they needed to play better.
Well, the Rangers responded; they scored five unanswered goals until a goal in the middle of the third period by the Penguins made it 5-3, but the damage was done.
Tortorella's clutch call allowed the Rangers to check themselves, and it sparked a fire underneath them that allowed them to come back and win the game.
Hopefully Tortorella's talk didn't just wake the Rangers up for this game, but for the rest of the season; the Rangers see themselves fighting for a playoff position at the end of the season yet again. If they want to have any chance of making it, they are going to need to play like they did today: The power play and penalty kill need to be stellar, Lundqvuist need to be on the top of his game and leaders like Callahan and Staal come up in big situations. If they can do that, I see a playoff run for the Rangers this season.