What David Quinn said after the loss in Ottawa

David Quinn met with the media on MSG following the Rangers loss in Ottawa and said:

  • On the game, “when things didn’t go well we made them worse. There are going to be stretches where you don’t play well and you hope to stop them and be mentally tough enough and get your wits about you and regroup and we never did it. We got worse and worse as the game went on. I thought there were some good things early, even though they were up 2-0, but we never really got it to the point where we had a chance.”
  • On the home/road issue, “nothing that we have noticed. We have played some good road games, certainly not lately, but we will sit and talk and regroup and practice tomorrow and get ready for Montreal. We have to make it better.”
  • On the lineup, “I can’t really point to many people that had good nights tonight. There wasn’t a lot of good. All you need to know is that we never got a PP and I never felt there was a time where the ref should have called a penalty on them and to me that speaks volumes about the lack of effort and physicality and desire to get inside and go to the net.”
  • On Shattenkirk not playing in the third, “that will be between Kevin and I.”
  • Did it have to do with his play, “that will be between Kevin and I.”
  • “I thought there were some good things after they made it 1-0. Our best chances were in the first and we weren’t able to capitalize. They got the second one which was a little too easy for my liking, we had total control of the puck and made a poor decision and they came down and scored and that was really when I thought things started to unravel a little bit. Second period I didn’t like at all either, there just wasn’t a lot of good tonight.”

Shattenkirk played 13:58 and had two shots on goal but did not see a shift in the third period.

He played 6:52 in the first and 7:06 in the second and when he was on the ice the Rangers had 15 shot attempts for and 10 against. (Natural Stat Trick)