5:35PM: David Quinn spoke after practice today and said (MSG):
- What has changed in the last few games, “defense. Right htrough that Montreal game, there was this stat that we showed the team before our video session today. From January 7th through that Montreal game, we were second in the league in goals per game and fifth in the league in goals against. That wasn’t a small sample, almost two months. We had the second most wins in the league, best PP, but it was all stemming from playing good defense. In the last five games we have given up 24 goals. This was much more about resetting the mindset, committing to playing defense, understanding what we have to do and what our recipe is for success. That is what it comes down to.”
- Are you going to use different goalies in the back to back, “I really haven’t even thought, I imagine that we will, but I haven’t had a conversation with anyone about it.”
- Why Igor against Dallas, “I think Igor has earned an opportunity to get another kick at the can after being off for so long and having the great run that he had and then an injury. I anticipated him probably, regardless of his first game back, probably having a little bit of rust. I think he has earned this opportunity to get another kick at the can.”
- Any update on Kreider, “he’s coming along, coming along and making good progress. He’s walking with less than a limp so that is a good sign.”
12:17PM: Igor Shesterkin will start on Tuesday against the Dallas Stars. (NYR)
Shesterkin returned on Saturday against the Devils and was pulled after allowing five goals on 23 shots.