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2020-21 Rangers

What David Quinn said after the loss to Pitt

David Quinn met with the media following the Rangers loss to Pittsburgh and said (MSG, NHL Media:

  • On the game, “I thought it was a tale of two games and in the first 30 minutes they completely took it too us and I thought we finally started doing the things we had to do, being more physical, starting skating and battling and all the sudden the whole thing changed from our end of it, we did a much better job sustaining zone time and creating chances for ourselves. Unfortunately, it took a little longer than we wanted it to, obviously, we get caught at the end of the second period when they were buzzing pretty good and we just weren’t able to get through that shift, which was disappointing. Certainly love how we battled back, but it’s tough to win a game when you play 30 hard minutes.”

  • On the PP, “Obviously we get one, which is huge, but I didn’t love the first two, we were slow, a reflection of what was going on in the 5 on 5 play. We just gotta get out of this and get back to playing 60 minutes of good hockey and not sporadic good hockey.”
  • Do you have to change the PP, “It’s been very sporadic, for sure. We’ve gotta find a way to make things more consistent, more pace, it’s just too slow. It’s something we will work on and address tomorrow.”
  • On Keith Kinkaid, “I thought he was solid, made some saves early that allowed us to weather the storm. They blitzed us pretty good early in the game and I thought we managed to get out of that period 1-1 and we were fortunate to get out of 1-1 even though it was unfortunate that Lindgren broke his stick on that first goal that they got. They were all over us for an extended period of time in that period and I thought we were fortunate to get out 1-1.”
  • On Julien Gauthier, “I think he’s been taking a step each passing game, I like the direction his game is going and he’s earning the minutes he’s getting and it’s good to see for a kid who is putting a lot of work into it and certainly wants to get better.”