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Rangers coach John Tortorella put his team’s problem in a nutshell: not enough pressure on the Bruins in the offensive zone.
He thinks that is precisely why New York lost on Tuesday night, 2-1, and finds itself down, 3-0, in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
“We just didn’t spend enough time in their end zone,’’ said Tortorella. “We didn’t get enough forecheck. At times, we struggled to get through, and when we got through, we just didn’t sustain our forecheck.
“A team that’s rolling their lines they way they are, you need to have some time in their end zone. As the game went on, we were there less and less, so it mounts up on you.’’