Read: Expect Carl Hagelin To Hear About His “Stupid Penalties”

Tortorella 24/719 seconds into the season, Carl Hagelin took an interference penalty. In the third period Hagelin was called for hooking Brad Marchand.

Later on in the first, with the Rangers on the power play, Brian Boyle was called for goalie interference and had another two minutes tacked on for arguing with the referee.

Following the game, on Hockey Night Live, John Tortorella talked about how taking penalties hurt the Rangers and singled out Hagelin and Boyle,”Haggy takes a stupid penalty, takes another one later in the game. Brian takes a yapping penalty, along with, and that is a penalty with the goalie, so he should shut his damn mouth. It is a game of momentum and it certainly gave them that. “

When asked by Steve Serby, in the NY Post, to describe John Tortorella, Hagelin said, “A coach that really gets the best out of his players. He’s on you no matter what your position is or how good you are. He’s gonna be on you if you’re doing something wrong, he’s gonna be on you if you’re doing something right. It’s easy to play for him in terms of you know what he expects from you, and if you do that, he’s happy.”