The coach has shuffled more decks this year than there are on all the tables in Vegas, and the Rangers still need a deal to find a true ace center.

John Tortorella can only coach 'em if he's got 'em. With 28 games and likely at least one round of playoffs to go without a true No. 1, he says it's also about time Marian Gaborik started looking out for No. 1.

"He's had a mindset of sometimes trying to make an extra play or wait for people to make an extra play," Tortorella said before the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the revived Devils at the Garden. "I like to see him determine the play by taking pucks to the net, trying to beat people wide.