"I think the superstitious guys stayed away," Drury said. "We're happy with the outcome. We're excited about the opportunity to play Washington. We're just very excited...I think everyone was pretty cautious even though earlier it was 3-0, then 4-0. Everybody was pretty cautious and making sure it would end in our favor. We were all pretty excited when it did end. We're thrilled for the opportunity to play the Caps."
On watching the game with Henrik Lundqvist...
"Watching that game next to Henrik is something I never want to do again," Drury said. "It was pretty intense. We're happy to move on to the playoffs."
On the importance of getting to the playoffs for the young players...
"I think it will do tons," said Drury, who won a Stanley Cup as a young NHLer with the Avalanche. "You look through up and down our roster, there's a ton of guys who haven't played in the playoffs. Probably the last six, eight, 10 games have been like playoff hockey for them. It's a terrific opportunity for Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Mike Sauer to be in the playoffs. I think it's great for our organization that we're going to get that opportunity."
...the best part of the aftermath of the Rangers victory was all the love Drury was getting. Fans were ready to throw him out of town yesterday morning. Us fans can be very fickle.