Michael Obernauer at The Blueshirts Blog has this quote from John Tortorella after last night's game...
“Guys like Higgy and Cally, players like that - it can’t be all on the shoulders of a Prospal and Gaborik,” Tortorella said. “We need some help elsewhere. Higgy needs to get going, Cally needs to get going. Dru is a guy that’s working hard but is coming up empty. In my mind he’s a little bit different than the other two because I think Dru’s been more involved. But we need to get something there.”
On Callahan getting caught from behind on a breakaway...
“Cally got caught from behind; it’s happened quite a bit with Cally the first part of the year. You know how I feel about him, I think he’s going to be a huge part of the team, but for some reason it’s just not happening for him, and he tends to get caught right now when he’s breaking in. Hopefully we’ll pick up another step with him and we’ll get some opportunities.
“I believe he is going to bounce back, but we need to get it going now. For us to get out of a little bit of a jam here, losing two in a row, we need to get some help from some guys that need to be part of the club.”
...Callahan has been taking a little bit of a beating these last few days. I'm confident he'll be able to bounce back quickly, but this is the first time I've seen him being criticized since he was sent down to Hartford two years ago.
...Higgins on the other hand, I'm really starting to worry about. After struggling the first few games he really seemed to find himself, but when he couldn't find the back of the net his confidence has waivered. And Torts dropping him to the third line can't help.