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Tortorella's timeout turns the tide

Rangers regroup, roll to victory over Senators in playoff opener at the Garden

Updated: April 14, 2012, 12:22 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With his team nursing a 1-0 lead in the second period, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella sensed a shift in play. The pressure from the Ottawa Senators wasn't exactly stifling, but it was steadily mounting.

Tortorella wanted to give his players some time to collect themselves and regroup.

So, with 10:09 left, he called a timeout.

It may have just changed the game.

Following the brief respite, the Rangers turned the tables ...

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