Torts could be seen on NBC cameras dropping F-bombs at the official, who also responded with some choice language.
“That’s enough,” the official yelled back at Tortorella.
“F–k you!” he told the Rangers coach.
It was so bad the announcers apologized for the language.
So what was Tortorella so upset about?
The Bruins had a line change and were able to get the puck down by the net with about three minutes left in regulation and the game tied at three. They were trying to push in the puck but were unable to. It looked like Tortorella wanted the officials to blow the whistle because he felt goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was controlling the puck (he wasn’t), and there was a delay in the officials’ call, which allowed the Bruins an extra chance to push in a goal.
Tortorella is one of the most brash coaches in the league, so it was no surprise to hear him go off like that. I’m also guessing this is not what NBC had in mind when they installed microphones near the ice.
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