He told the media, including SNY, that Pyatt had been strong on the puck and been involved in the little forechecking that the team has been able to put forth in the first two games. Tortorella added that this was great news for Pyatt but not great news for the rest of the team as more people needed to become more involved and engaged.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers identity over the past few seasons has led to games where the Rangers best player was Brandon Prust, Carl Hagelin, Brian Boyle, Ruslan Fedotenko, even P.A. Parenteau, or any role player holding up his end of the bargain while the top players don’t.
The Rangers can win games when this happens as long as it’s once in a while and Henrik Lundqvist is lights out. It can’t be a constant thing though and neither can “finding ways to win” if the team wants to take the next step and join the ranks of the Penguins and Bruins at the top of the Eastern Conference.