New York Rangers defeat Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-2

John Tortorella is reluctant to draw a connection between the grueling skates he put his team through in training camp and the strength they're now showing late in games.

His players are much less shy about saying it, and it's hard to argue with what the Rangers are doing to teams in the third periods these days.

Playing their second game of a back-to-back set at the Garden, the Rangers started strong, dozed in the second period and then turned on the afterburners in th...