NHL: Washington 4, Vancouver 3

Mike Green tallied the game-winning goal in the third to lift the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, on Friday.

NHL: Detroit 2, Vancouver 0

DETROIT, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Justin Abdelkader notched both goals and Jimmy Howard completed a combined shutout Monday in the Red Wings' 2-0 win over Vancouver.

Canucks' Tortorella, Flames' Hartley disciplined after brawl

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks Coach John Tortorella and Calgary Flames counterpart Bob Hartley were each disciplined Monday for their roles in a brawl between the teams.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Calgary 2 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chris Higgins scored in the fifth round of a shootout Saturday, lifting the Vancouver Canucks over Calgary 3-2 in a brawl-filled contest.

NHL: New York Rangers 5, Vancouver 2

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Chris Kreider's first career hat trick highlighted an offensive outburst that brought the New York Rangers a 5-2 victory over Vancouver Saturday.

NHL: San Jose 4, Vancouver 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi shut down Vancouver over the final 50 minutes Thursday and San Jose roared from behind to defeat the Canucks 4-1.
Canucks name Tortorella as head coach

Canucks name Tortorella as head coach

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 25 (UPI) -- John Tortorella was named the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday, NHL.com reported.
New York Rangers fire Coach John Tortorella

New York Rangers fire Coach John Tortorella

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers announced Wednesday they have fired John Tortorella as head coach, four days after Boston eliminated the Rangers in the playoffs.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Columbus 2 (OT)

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Derek Stepan's goal 22 seconds into overtime Sunday boosted the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over Columbus.

NHL: New Jersey 1, New York Rangers 0

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Martin Brodeur recorded his first shutout of the year and the 117th of his career Tuesday in the New Jersey Devils' 1-0 decision over the New York Rangers.

Rangers ready to meet Flyers in Classic

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers say they're ready to battle the Flyers outdoors at Philadelphia in this year's NHL Winter Classic.

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NBA talks break off with no agreement ... Williams apologizes for Hitler comments ... Rangers put Sean Avery on waivers ... Missouri's Bowers hurts knee, out for year ... Sports news from United Press International.
Rangers put Sean Avery on waivers

Rangers put Sean Avery on waivers

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers have placed feisty forward Sean Avery on waivers, Coach John Tortorella said Tuesday in Sweden.

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Boston's Bedard served before big game ... Rangers' Staal: Still getting headaches ... Ravens sign Haloti Ngata to 5-year deal ... Byfuglien charged with drunken boating ... Sports news from United Press International.
Rangers' Staal: Still getting headaches

Rangers' Staal: Still getting headaches

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said Tuesday he's still getting headaches after suffering a concussion last season.
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John Tortorella
The Lightning's Head Coach John Tortorella issues late third period instructions to his team resulting in a second goal in a 3 to 2 victory over the Lightning as Philadelphia hosts Tampa Bay in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, on May 14, 2004. (UPI PHOTO/JON ADAMS)

Jonathan "John" Tortorella (born June 24, 1958) is an American professional ice hockey coach and is now the head coach of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is perhaps best known for his tenure as head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he led the team to the 2004 Stanley Cup. Tortorella became head coach of the Lightning on June 6, 2001 and stayed on until his firing on June 3, 2008 after six and a half seasons, having compiled a 239-222-36-38 record. The firing took place four years after the team's Stanley Cup victory.

Tortorella has been credited by East Coast Hockey League founders Henry Brabham and Bill Coffey with coming up with the name for the league during a league meeting at a Ramada Inn in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the time Tortorella was the head coach of Brabham's Virginia Lancers, but left the Lancers to become the assistant coach of the American Hockey League's New Haven Nighthawks before the ECHL's inaugural season in 1988.

Tortorella went to Concord Carlise High School & is on the athletic Hall Of Fame Wall (1976). John's brother Jim Tortorella is also listed on the wall.

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