May 19, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Sunday, May 19

By Jesse Connolly

John Tortorella (Melrose, Mass.) and the Rangers will look to rebound after their overtime loss in Game 1 against the B's. (Getty Images)

Good reads

Rangers coach John Tortorella was cryptic about the adjustments he’ll make for Game 2 against Boston, writes ESPN New York’s Katie Strang.

Jason Spezza will be back in the Senators’ lineup for Game 3 against Pittsburgh later tonight.

The San Jose Sharks were fined $100,000 for their comments regarding Raffi Torres’ suspension for the remainder of the second round.

Quick hits

Logan Couture’s power-play goal in overtime gave the Sharks a 2-1 win and cut the Kings’ series lead to two games to one.

After falling behind 1-0, the Wings scored four unanswered goals to beat the Blackhawks in Game 2 and even up their series.

History lesson

On this day in 1992, Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr combined for six points to lead the Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Bruins in Game 2 of the conference finals. Glen Murray and Adam Oates scored for Boston.

Today on NEHJ

Kirk Luedeke profiles Regina Pats forward Morgan Klimchuk. Meanwhile, with Game 2 between Boston and New York on tap, Andy Merritt looks at how the Bruins were able to quickly turn the page on the Toronto series and focus on the Rangers.

Entirely off-topic

I don't know about you, but I think Will Smith's new movie, After Earth, which comes out May 31, looks pretty awesome.

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