What David Quinn said after the loss to Boston

David Quinn spoke with the media on MSG following the loss to Boston and said:

  • Update on Mika, “It’s upper body, day to day.”
  • On how things turned in the game, “We got beat on a 1-on-1, got beat to the net, panicked and it just snowballed from there. It’s what happened. Losing Mika, I don’t know if it took the wind out of our sails or not, the first period was a blah period both ways. We are up 1-0 and never found our way after that, that is for sure.”
  • On the hit on Mika, “I didn’t really see it…it’s for the league to decide, I have no comment.”
  • It’s not a head/concussion issue, “no, no.”
  • On inconsistent battle level, “I think part of being a pro is handling adversity and understanding that a consistent battle level gives you a chance to have success and I think we have guys that don’t fully understand that, they think the game should be played a different way and it should be a skilled game and skill is a huge component of this game but you have not battle in you, I don’t care how skilled you are, you won’t be productive. This game is all about what can you do when someone is trying to stop you from doing it. I don’t care what you can do in the driveway, in practice, I don’t care how pretty all these plays you can make, you better be able to make a play when someone is trying to stop you from doing it. And, in turn, you better stop someone else from trying to make a play. We didn’t have any of that tonight.”
  • Can you get it with this team, “we are going to do everything we can. It’s our job.”
  • Did losing Mika deflate the team, “it might play a sliver of it but these inconsistencies have been here with Mika and Fast in the lineup, so I wouldn’t take too much stock in them not being around. They are too of our biggest competitors so it doesn’t help us as a team but it shouldn’t have an effect on anybody else’s battle level.”
  • Will you have Jesper for Tuesday, “we will see, I’ll find out a bit more tomorrow.”