Rangers fire John Tortorella

Updated: May 29, 2013, 8:37 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers have fired coach John Tortorella.

The Rangers announced the dismissal of Tortorella on Wednesday, just four days after being ousted from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The fiery 54-year-old Tortorella, known for his brash style both with players and the media, led the Rangers to the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers were eliminated in Game 5.

The Rangers, who went to the Eastern Conference finals last season, ...

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