Blue Jackets’ John Tortorella rips referees in post-game tirade, storms out


The National Hockey League’s most entertaining coach is back at it again after his team was robbed of a win on Sunday, according to him.

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has become synonymous with his fiery temper during his decades behind NHL benches and further added to his impressive off-ice resume on Sunday night.

After a 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks steeped in late-game controversy, the 61-year-old bench boss was more than willing to speak his mind.

The veteran head coach was ranting about the goal late in overtime scored by Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski. Upon video review, it was determined that time had just expired in the extra period before the puck crossed the line. That goal would have sealed a 3-2 win for Columbus.