Dupont: Tortorella's job is 'very vulnerable'


Dupont: Tortorella's job is 'very vulnerable'

Things have certainly not gone the way the New York Rangers had hoped in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Rangers currently trail the Bruins 3-0 heading into Thursday night's Game 4 at Madison Square Garden, and not only is their season on the line, but coach John Tortorella's job may also be in jeopardy. 

Kevin Paul Dupont joined UNO Sports Tonight from MSG to discuss the ongoing series between the Bruins and Rangers and the future of John Tortorella if his team loses this series. 

When asked if Tortorella will get fired if the Rangers lose Thursday night, Dupot said, "Could be, I would say it's certainly leaning that way and I had that sense based on how calm he was [Tuesday night] that this is a guy who realizes, especially in a sweep, his job is very vulnerable."

If the usually ruthless and colorful Rangers coach was relatively calm after a loss in Game 3, one could only imagine how melo he'll be if his team is eliminated Thursday night. 

Dupont speculates this and more in the video above.

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.

Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.

After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.

Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.

Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.