2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the loss to Buffalo

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the loss to Buffalo and said (MSG, NYR):

  • On the start, “I don’t know what it does. Honestly, we talk about it all the time and I think we had a good start a couple of nights ago and then the last five or six has been a joke.”

  • But at least you came back, “we came back, but we still didn’t play much better, we were fortunate to get a couple of goals, but we didn’t play well. We had one line show up tonight and play hard every shift and that was it and we were fortunate to get a point.”
  • Are you still trying to climb the standings, “we want to win win games. I’m pissed off tonight because we got one point. We want to win hockey games, that is what we’re here for. We clinched, what, a week ago? It seems like we clinched and the season is over and it’s not the way it’s supposed to work, you are supposed to compete every night and try and play hard every night and do the best you can. I didn’t like the way we played tonight at all.”
  • What is the message then, “that’s the message…there is no message, it’s show up, you gotta play NHL hockey games. You play like that and people get hurt, you get run over in your own zone, people get tired, you gotta respect your goalie, respect your defense and everybody’s got to play the game the right way. We’re not playing the game the right way.”