What David Quinn said after the win over St. Louis

Rangers coach David Quinn met with the media on MSG following the win over St. Louis and said:

  • On the feeling after the first period and what changed, “our goalie first and foremost but we started the second pretty well too, we got the two goals and then I just thought we got very sloppy with the puck. We want to play more north and we just kept coming back and it really caused us problems in the last 30 plus minutes, they were quick and we lost a lot of wall battles but we found a way to win. Our goalie had a lot to do with it and we got a timely goal in the third period.”
  • On Georgiev, “the first one, I know he loved to have that one back but to be able to dust yourself off and perform the way he did is certainly a great sign from a mental perspective but I think he has been doing that all year, he has shown mental toughness and the ability to shake off anything that happens that doesn’t go his way and he does a good job fighting through adversity.”
  • Do you believe you have enough scoring, “no, I don’t think we have enough scoring, we have to score more and defend better for sure. Tonight was as poor defensively as we have played in a while. Against Boston I thought we defended pretty well but tonight was not the case, way too many slot shots and scoring chances for our liking. We want to score more, I’m sure a bunch want to score more but it’s good to see Strome and Buchnevich’s game grow and getting rewarded statistically.”
  • What has impressed you most about Georgiev, “I think he has gotten mentally tougher, more confident, more comfortable. I’ve said this a lot but for a goalie he is very young and it’s a great sign that he is able to perform the way he has at his age and continue to grow throughout the season.”