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What David Quinn said after the loss to Philly

David Quinn met with the media following the Rangers loss to Philly and said:

  • On the game, “You kind of feel that you are up 3-2, 4-3 and they tie it. You certainly want more and the OT, we spent a lot of time in their end, didn’t really get much, a couple of looks. You always want two points, under the circumstances, especially after the slow start we had. I loved the way we responded, thought we had a pretty good third too. Just a little too sloppy, too many odd-man rushes, the breakaways obviously have to stop, better reads on our gaps and pinching, but loved our resolve, came out in the second period and started doing the things we needed to do, our pace was much better, physical and certainly opportunistic and created a lot of chances for ourselves. We have to build on that, disappointed we didn’t get two, but under tough circumstances, we got off to a slow start, but we responded.”

  • On the PK, “The one that made it 3-3 was a hell of a shot by Farabee, sometimes when you wanna know what happened on the PK when they get a goal, they have five and you have four and I thought that is what happened there. The backdoor one, they made a hell of a play on that one too, they made great plays on those two goals, so tip your hat to them.”
  • On Gauthier’s penalty late in the second, “it was disappointing, we were having a really good period and to take a penalty like that and for them to score so quickly was disappointing, but we come back and score early in the third to make it 4-3 and then another stick penalty they capitalize on. Disappointing we weren’t able to sustain that lead going to the third.”
  • On Panarin, “You can see that our lineup looks totally different when he’s in there, just a much more balanced team and you add a player of that caliber into your lineup, you are a lot more dangerous, your whole team feels better about itself and he’s certainly given us a jolt in the two games he’s played.”
  • Where are you seeing the improvements in how the team responds, “You’ve gotta shake off bad stretches, every team has them, during the course of the game, how quickly can you shake them off and stop the bleeding. I really liked our start to the second, it’s 2-0, not 5-0 and there is plenty of hockey to be played. Our guys approached it the right way, started the second and didn’t force things, were patient and took advantage of our opportunities.”
  • On overtime, “I thought we were too content being on the perimeter, I thought we could have done a better job to attack and get inside quicker. We gotta were content staying on the perimeter, it’s something we gotta do a better job of attacking and maybe a little bit more of acceptable interference, a few more picks, something we need to do a better job of.”