Tortorella: "We're Ready to Play"

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The time for talking is nearly over, as the Rangers left today for Washington following days of preparation for their opening-round matchup against the Capitals.

After practice, head coach John Tortorella met with the media to discuss the benefits of having days off and what the team has been working on, Ryan McDonagh's mindset heading into the playoffs, the threat of Alex Ovechkin and what Rick Nash brings to the team.

Watch Tortorella's press conference, then share your thoughts in the comments below.