Rangers coach John Tortorella wasn't feeling so "wonderful" about Joe Thornton's "softest team" comments on Tuesday.

The Sharks center called out the Rangers on Monday night after San Jose lost to them 5-2 at the Garden. Asked about it postgame Monday night, Tortorella responded, "Wonderful," but after sleeping on it had stronger words for Thornton.

"It caught me off guard when Stan (Fischler) brought it up after the game," Tortorella said Tuesday after coaching 8-10-year-olds in a Garden of Dreams charity event at the practice site.