2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the loss to the Sharks

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the loss to the Sharks and said (MSG):

  • On the game, “I was pretty happy with the first two periods, to be honest with you. We didn’t execute as well as we usually do on our PP and got frustrated a little bit, but we still well pretty dominated the play. I think they had nine shots after two, we were in good shape and played well, but that third period, I have no idea where that came from.”

  • On the third period, “I just said, I have no idea where that came from. I have no idea what went wrong, it was just a total collapse, embarrassing, actually…. One guy is standing in front of your net banging in four rebounds and Shesterkin has to make four saves in that one spot. That doesn’t happen with our team and with any team in the NHL. It was just, I don’t know. It wasn’t one line or one player, it was a total collapse of the whole team and that is what’s disappointing….but we’ll get by it.”
  • On recent third period issues, “I didn’t mention….this is completely different, totally different, so don’t start saying we’re not a good third period team. It was a complete different, we were in control of the game the other night, I told you that three times in the last couple of days. Tonight is completely different, a 2-2 hockey game and we laid an egg, but the other game, we were in control of the game and we made a couple of bad plays that turned into goals. Completely different.”
  • Trouba said…, “I don’t care what Jacob said or any other player said. You are asking me, so I’m telling you what my concern is.”
  • Do you think you are trying to out talent teams, “…The first PP, the first four PPs we had really good chances early on on the first power play, but after that it looked like exactly what you just said, trying to make too many fancy plays. They got a good PK and I don’t think they’ve got a goal scored against them this season and they went and did a good job against our PK tonight and frustrated them. We weren’t sharp, like we usually are in execution and I think the guys got frustrated and then a lot of guys didn’t play in the first period so it makes it tough and you battle back. Still, I thought we played two periods and were in control of the hockey game and there was no issue, it was just the third period where we came out and, like I said, you guys saw it and I have no idea where that came from.”
  • Is there something you will carry over to the next two games at home, “well, we’re going to talk about this one on Saturday when we come back to work and we’ll get ready for Sunday’s game. Obviously the guys are frustrated, I’m frustrated, but, then again, we got a point out of it and in the third period we were pretty bad and I don’t expect to see that period again.”