Post game quotes from the great Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report...
"If we're in, I think everybody feels that this is a pretty good year. We've been winning a lot of games, we've been pretty consistent, we've been working really hard and it's been a fun year. If we're not in, we can't be satisfied, obviously. The amount of wins is pretty good if you look around the league. Maybe, if a couple more losses into overtime, that would be a big difference."
"The biggest thing was that we did get the win, whether I played two shifts or 10 shifts. To me it didn't matter. I just wanted to be here for the win. If it was two shifts or 10 shifts, do whatever I could to help out."
"I think the biggest thing about this team is the work ethic. Even though this is a really, really young team, the work ethic, the way that people got to know the New York Rangers this year is that they're going to come out, and we may not get the result, but there's not going to be too many games like the one Thursday against Atlanta because we come out hard. We go out and play with a lot of emotion, with a lot of grind in our game. And I think that is the identity of this team, how hard we play. That's what they're going to remember about us this year."
"We came out and did what we wanted to do. Obviously they got the 1-0 and 2-1 lead there, but we stuck to our gameplan, we played the game that we've been playing all year and been successful with and we've got a few to go. We did all we could and we've got to sit and watch, and hope for the best."
Ryan McDonagh on his first NHL goal:
"It made it sweeter that we got the win for sure. It was a good feeling. I've been thnking about it for a long time, when it was going to come. It turned out to be a game winner and it helped the guys out today."
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