Despite the fire coming out of John Tortorella’s mouth after Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Sabres in Buffalo, the Rangers coach did not burn the tape, did not call it an aberration, and did not immediately wipe the slate clean.

Instead, in preparation for Thursday night’s matchup against the Jets, Tortorella replayed parts of the video for his team, followed by a spirited practice.

So it was in the wake of anger where the hot-tempered coach found a learning experience.

“It was brought up today pretty extensively, and now we’re done with it,” Tortorella said. “We wanted to get it out of the way, right away.”

The consensus in the locker room was that most of the team had not heard exactly what the coach said after the game, when he went on a 90-second tirade about how he was “not going to give Buffalo any credit” for the win, and how he “couldn’t be more disgusted and disappointed with the way our top guys played.”

The reaction from the players was that those sentiments were not thrown away on the media only, but communicated clearly to everyone who needs to be held accountable.

“It’s called coaching, he’s coaching us,” Brian Boyle said. “What he says to you guys [the media] doesn’t really matter to us. I take what he says to me and what he says to us — it’s how he’s coaching us. That’s how you try to rectify things.

“He’s done it a long time. He knows what he’s doing. We obviously need to be better.”