NEW YORK -- The Rangers looked like they didn't have a prayer against the Devils during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, a 4-1 win by New Jersey on Monday night that evened the best-of-seven series at 2-2.
It appears Rangers coach John Tortorella is willing to explore a more religious avenue to get his team going.
Following a brief practice at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Tortorella was asked what he can do to get top-six forwards like Ryan Callahan
, Marian Gaborik
, Brad Richards
and Carl Hagelin
going during the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tortorella's one-word answer was, "Pray."
The Rangers have nine goals through four games of this series -- two are empty-netters, three are from defensemen and three are from rookie Chris Kreider
. Callahan, Richards, Gaborik and Hagelin have combined for one goal and four assists, with Gaborik and Hagelin failing to register a point.
When coaching isn't getting the job done, perhaps it doesn't hurt to turn to a higher power.
"I don't know what else to tell you," Tortorella said. "We're going to keep on trying to play, pray, and hopefully something good happens tomorrow."
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