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Torts3 Here's Rangers coach John Tortorella in happier times, coaching the Lighting, doing the Miami 'U' gesture with his hands.

Last night, old Torts wasn't real happy.

Not only did his team play like dreck in a 4-0 pasting to the host Capitals, but the Rangers' coach got into a bit of an altercation with a fan. Tortorella apparently got doused with beer or water from the stands and decided to fight back with a water bottle and a stick. Fun, fun stuff.

I don't expect Torts to be suspended for this, but his check will be a little lighter this week after the commissioner gets through with some deductions.

-- I love Tortorella's fire and passion, but I am real glad I don't have to cover him on a daily basis. The guy benches Sean Avery for Game 5 and refuses to discuss why. Then, he gets into it with a fan and won't talk about it. This guy never talks about anything ''but the game.'' But then you ask him stuff about the game, and he won't talk about it.

Tough guy to deal with, but the NY writers knew that going in.

Kind of like dealing with Pete DeBoer. Geez, what a pain that is.

Just kidding.

-- Anyone else excited about a Game 6 in this series at MSG? I know I can't wait to watch this one play out.

-- Big game in Philadelphia today; can the Flyers stay alive and force a Game 7? Of course they can. Just depends on if they get another big game out of Martin Biron -- who shut out the Pens @ the Igloo the other night.

-- Don't forget to follow along at Twitter this Panthers offseason/NHL Stanley Cup playoff time. Feel free to jump into the fun and frivolity that Twitter has to offer. Actually, I'm still trying to figure out what it's all about.

http://twitter.com/OnFrozenPond


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