On Tuesday, he set his sights on referees Marc Joannette and Dean Morton.
Torts blasted the officials after an overtime penalty call led to a game-winner from Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk
Tortorella was a bit more tight-lipped in his post-game press conference. When asked about the overtime penalty call, Torts said only, “It was a hard-fought point.”
Here’s the holding call in question:
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When pressed to discuss the play that led to the Seth Jones penalty, Tortorella was a bit more direct.
“Don’t try to work me into what went on,” Tortorella said. “We played a good, hard game, so don’t try to bait me into anything else. Just let me answer the questions about the game, okay?”
Of course, he’s been fined $30,000 once before for comments about officiating, so perhaps you can teach an old dog-lover new tricks.