“I don’t blame Tampa at all for the way they reacted. I would hope our team would do the same thing. ‘Artie’ knows it was wrong. He feels awful about it. He apologized to the team right away.”
– Rangers coach John Tortorella on the gesture Artem Anisimov made towards Tampa Bay goalie Mathieu Garon after scoring a goal Thursday night. The Lightning won the game 3-2 in a shootout.