What David Quinn said after the loss to Philly

David Quinn spoke after the Rangers loss to Philly and said (MSG):

  • On the game, “I liked our game early. First period, early on, we were doing a good job of managing the game, got the lead and then we got sloppy with the puck in our end and it ends 1-1. Then I really liked the first 12 minutes of the second period, we played well and get the PP with some great chances to make it 2-1 and they come down and get the POP goal where they shoot it off the pad and goes right to there guy. I thought we got deflated after that, they were very opportunistic, they played well, give them a ton of credit. I never want to take anything away from the opponent because I thought they had a real good game tonight, but I just thought that after that we lost a bit of our mojo and we looked like we got deflated.”
  • On Chris Kreider, “you listen one of your top forwards, one of your older guys who is a veteran and means an awful lot to us. It hurts but I liked how we responded, we lost him mid-way through the first and kept playing and played well throughout the second until the second goal. Give them a lot of credit, we’ve played very good hockey lately. You go on the road and win 2 out of 3. The crowd was good tonight, I can’t wait to get back to the Garden and in front of our fans on Sunday afternoon.”
  • On the overall play of the team lately, “That is the bottom line. It’s a marathon here and you take the sample size and the way things have been going on the road, we were bound to lose eventually, we weren’t going undefeated the rest of the season. It was a tough game for us in a lot of games. Buchie came back, he wasn’t himself, losing Kreids obviously, but they played well, came hard, hard on pucks, won a lot of wall battles. We will dust ourselves off and get right back at it on Sunday.”
  • Do you have a time table on Kreider, “no timeline yet, I haven’t even had a chance to go in and talk to the trainers yet.”
  • Do you think it will be significant, “I can’t, that’s speculating. It would be irresponsible for me to answer that.”
  • Have you thought about how to replace his production, “no, not yet. Trade deadline has already passed.”
  • On how the team will respond, “we’ve faced a lot of in-game adversity. We are excited, get some rest tomorrow and ready to go on Sunday afternoon. I’m not worried about how we handle adversity, I already know how we will handle adversity.”
  • On one of the penalties, “It just doesn’t make any difference what I think about it, it’s part of the game. We killed the penalty off.”
  • Do you know the goalie for Sunday, “no, haven’t thought about it yet.”
  • On losing a top player, “we lost Mika for a long stretch of time and went 8-4-3 so we have proven we can overcome losing one of our top players and we will have to do it again. Teams throughout the league have been handling injuries and we have been fortunate for the most part of this season.”
  • On the Flyers as a match up, “they’ve been funny games. Even the game early on, it’s 1-1 and they get a goal late in the second to make it 1-1 and we have chances early in the third and they make it 2-1 and then it snowballed. Very similar games, but it’s a tough place to play and they are the best team in the league at home, so we aren’t the only team to come in here and had difficulty.”