No, John Tortorella Hasn't Mellowed

Rangers Coach Gets A Little Snippy AgainIt was an off day in the contentious Rangers-Devils series, but John Tortorella was hard at work Sunday. The Rangers coach used his press conference in New York to throw a few verbal bombs across the Hudson River at his opponent from Newark. Tortorella accused the Devils of overacting an attempt to draw penalties and contended that New Jersey sets picks on the power play to set up scoring chances for Ilya Kovalchuk .

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