June 7 postgame quotes: New York
Alain Vigneault, on giving up a two-goal lead in the loss:
We played a good game tonight. We had a good third period also. I mean, if you look at the scoring chances in the third, they were 3-2 because their third goal I guess was a chance because it ended up in the back of our net. But we played well. We gave ourselves a chance to play. They’re a good team. We had some looks in overtime. Just couldn’t score.
Vigneault, on whether they are frustrated after the loss:
Well, I mean, I think we’ve played close to nine periods now. For the most part I’ve liked a lot of things about our game. Our guys are trying real hard. We’re going to continue to try. I mean, both games we had opportunities. We didn’t get it done. We’re going home in front of our great fans. We’re going to be ready for the next game.
Vigneault, on whether he considers Dwight King’s goal to be goaltender interference:
Ask the NHL.
Vigneault, on forcing turnovers against Los Angeles:
Well, they’re a real good team. You have to try and take away their space and time. We’ve done I think a fairly decent job against that high skill level. You know, we’re going to get ready for the next game and try and win.
Vigneault, on Mats Zuccarello:
His line played well. They had some good looks, trying real hard. They’re going to continue to try.
Vigneault, on what caused the loss:
They scored one more goal than we did.
Brad Richards, on the loss:
It was just a good hockey game both ways. It is tough to give up two two-goal leads, tough one tonight right now. Two games with one shot and we can win and we have to win our two at home.
Ryan McDonagh, on the loss:
We have a lead and lose it, but we still have a chance in overtime and we had a lot of looks, but it didn’t matter.
McDonagh, on his play:
It’s a good start. I’m feeling good. You have to maintain your focus all the time out there and make sure you make good decisions.