Latest John Tortorella News

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 5-1 in opener

Oct. 13, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin moved a couple of steps closer to Wayne Gretzky's goals record, Hendrix Lapierre scored the first of his NHL career and the Washington Capitals made their season opener a great one for scoring instead of fighting. The fisticuffs never...

NHL Eastern Conference race still runs through `Champa Bay'

Oct. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

It’s going on 40 years since the NHL last celebrated a three-peat Stanley Cup champion as part of the New York Islanders’ run of four straight titles from 1980-83. The Lightning have won two straight, and defenseman Victor Hedman doesn’t see why Tampa Bay can’t...

Blue Jackets reset and look for path back to playoffs

Sep. 28, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brad Larsen had a ringside seat as the Columbus Blue Jackets tanked down the stretch last season. He watched how players conducted themselves when the going got tough. Larsen, then an assistant under coach John Tortorella, was in a good position to...

Dubois declares `I'm back;' set for fresh start in Winnipeg

Sep. 22, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It’s nearing the end of a long day of promotional on-ice videos and lengthy interviews with one group of reporters after another, when Pierre-Luc Dubois strides confidently into the hotel conference room with a beaming smile and outreached hand. ...

Blue Jackets drop assistant coach who won't get vaccinated

Sep. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets said Monday that the team has replaced an assistant coach who declined to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Sylvain Lefebvre was replaced on coach Brad Larsen's staff by Steve McCarthy because “Lefebvre has decided not to...