What David Quinn said after the win over the Jets

David Quinn spoke after the win over Winnipeg on MSG and said:

  • On the game, “I just really liked our game. I thought we defended really well, managed the puck very well, did a good job defensively. Not going to nitpick here, it was a 4-1 win and we did a lot of great things. Once we took the penalty and they got that bounce we got a little sloppy and they turned it on but we put ourselves in a great position and I couldn’t be more proud of our guys.”
  • On the team defense, “we defended the puck really hard, had great structure, we really communicated well out there. We did the things we have to do to be a good defensive team to not give teams scoring chances. A lot of their chances came after their goal, up to that point I thought we did a heck of a job of minimizing their chances and taking the crowd out of it, that was a big piece too. You get up 1-0 and then 2-0, and the way we were playing, we had chances and they didn’t have much. We did a really good road game.”
  • Was the message after two to keep pushing, “without question, you want to continue to establish your forecheck but that being said, you have to be smart. You come out and get two goals to start the period and it really changed the complexion of the game.”
  • On Shesterkin being pulled by the concussion spotter, “well it’s funny because it’s an ankle issue. Rammer and I were talking about it, I think the league needs to take a look at that procedure. If they radio down and ask what the problem was and it’s a head issue then I understand taking him off for precautionary reasons but if the trainer tells you it’s an ankle issue I don’t know why you have to go through concussion protocol. I wasn’t worried, I was worried for about 30 seconds when he went down but I could sense that things were going to be okay and it was unfortunate we had to take him out, it’s unfair to everybody when it’s not a head issue.”
  • On Shesterkin’s game, “6-1. Really, we talk about it a lot, from where I sit it doesn’t matter what league he is in, building he is in, only thing he knows is the net behind him and he’s going to keep the puck out of it. It’s a very simple approach and it works.”
  • On scoring late in the first, “we’ve been on the other end of that and it can be demoralizing. I thought it really gave us some life. It was a huge goal and our top lines were good tonight. Our defense corp played real well, I thought Trouba had a great night, really happy for him and proud of him. It’s not an easy situation to come into and he played a really good game.”
  • On Adam Fox, “Foxy had a real good night.”