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What David Quinn said after the loss to Pittsburgh

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

  • On the game, “I thought we had a bunch of things lacking tonight, certainly taking advantage some of the opportunities we had certainly wasn’t what it was two nights ago, but there were other issues we had that caused us to be in the position we are right now.”
  • On being too stubborn with the puck, “Not shooting the puck has been a problem all season long, been a problem since I’ve been here. Sometimes when you win a game 8-3 or you score the amount of goals you have, you change your mindset a little bit and you do that at this level and you are gonna get what you deserve. We’ve gotta find that balance of being effective offensively and playing the right way. It’s the balancing act we are always battling and it bit us in the ass tonight.”

  • On playing back to back against the same team, “That team plays hard all the time, they play a fast game, they don’t cheat the game, they’ve had a lot of success and well-coached and they don’t waver and we have to find that ability to night in and night out to play the same way and we are just, right now that isn’t in our game, but it is difficult to sweep anybody. That team has three guys out and they manage the game well, once they got the lead they did a good job managing it.”
  • On switching Blackwell and Kravtsov, “I just like the way Kravy’s been playing, it was something we did a little bit in the last game and I think he’s showing a lot of things that we like, I like his effort and hockey sense and I thought he might complement that line a little bit.”
  • Were you leery of this response from the Pens, “When you play a good team, worried isn’t the right word. I knew what was in store for us tonight and we just weren’t able to be consistent enough throughout the game.”
  • On Shesterkin and tomorrow’s goalie, “Georgie will play tomorrow. Shesty has played a lot of good hockey for us and he made some big saves early, they blitzed us early, you knew there was going to be a big push by them and I thought that as the first period went on we got our wits about us and did a much better job balancing things out in the first period. Goaltending was the least of our problems.”